Chiropractor's use of radiography in Switzerland

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ID Serval
serval:BIB_0A896CB96966
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Collection
Publications
Titre
Chiropractor's use of radiography in Switzerland
Périodique
Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics
Auteur(s)
Aroua  Abbas, Buchillier-Decka  Ina, Robert  Jean, Vader  John-Paul, Valley  Jean-François
ISSN
0161-4754
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
2003
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
26
Numéro
1
Pages
9-16
Langue
anglais
Notes
Réf. IUMSP: R 03/12
Mention de responsabiblité : / Aroua A, Decka I, Robert J, Vader JP, Valley JF
SAPHIRID:44874
Résumé
OBJECTIVE: In this article, we investigate the use of diagnostic radiology by chiropractors in Switzerland, with the aim of determining their contribution to the annual radiation collective dose. METHODS: We approached 138 chiropractors possessing radiologic equipment and asked them to provide, among other information, the frequency of radiographic examinations. The dose associated with each type of radiographic examination was established separately. The collective dose was determined by convolution of frequency and dosimetric information. RESULTS: The number of chiropractic radiographic examinations performed in Switzerland in 1998 was 60,000, mainly spinal and pelvic examinations. The associated annual collective dose was found to be 144 Sv (an annual effective dose of 20 microSv per capita).The chiropractic contribution to the total dose due to conventional radiography in Switzerland is about 6%. CONCLUSIONS: Considering the number of chiropractors in Switzerland (less than 200), their contribution to the collective dose is relatively high. This is due to the high effective dose associated with the main types of examinations performed (eg, lumbar spine). It is therefore necessary to develop and apply guidelines for the use of this type of radiographic examination, as well as quality control programs, in order to optimize the radiographic technique and hence reduce the doses. [authors]
Pubmed
Web of science
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06/03/2008 16:31
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06/04/2018 11:06
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