Number of X-ray examinations performed on paediatric and geriatric patients compared with adult patients.

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Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Collection
Publications
Titre
Number of X-ray examinations performed on paediatric and geriatric patients compared with adult patients.
Périodique
Radiation protection dosimetry
Auteur(s)
Aroua A., Bochud F.O., Valley J.F., Vader J.P., Verdun F.R.
ISSN
0144-8420
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
2007
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
123
Numéro
3
Pages
402-408
Langue
anglais
Notes
Publication types: Comparative Study ; Journal Article - Publication Status: ppublish
Résumé
The age of the patient is of prime importance when assessing the radiological risk to patients due to medical X-ray exposures and the total detriment to the population due to radiodiagnostics. In order to take into account the age-specific radiosensitivity, three age groups are considered: children, adults and the elderly. In this work, the relative number of examinations carried out on paediatric and geriatric patients is established, compared with adult patients, for radiodiagnostics as a whole, for dental and medical radiology, for 8 radiological modalities as well as for 40 types of X-ray examinations. The relative numbers of X-ray examinations are determined based on the corresponding age distributions of patients and that of the general population. Two broad groups of X-ray examinations may be defined. Group A comprises conventional radiography, fluoroscopy and computed tomography; for this group a paediatric patient undergoes half the number of examinations as that of an adult, and a geriatric patient undergoes 2.5 times more. Group B comprises angiography and interventional procedures; for this group a paediatric patient undergoes a one-fourth of the number of examinations carried out on an adult, and a geriatric patient undergoes five times more.
Mots-clé
Adolescent, Adult, Age Distribution, Aged, Aged, 80 and over, Child, Child, Preschool, Female, Humans, Infant, Infant, Newborn, Male, Middle Aged, Radiography, Risk Assessment, Risk Factors, Switzerland
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Web of science
Open Access
Oui
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25/04/2008 17:11
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01/10/2019 6:17
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