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Radiation protection of the patient in diagnostic radiology and nuclear medicine. Are we doing enough?

Mattsson, Sören LU (2011) 9th International Conference on Medical Physics In Medical Physics in the Baltic States p.7-12
Abstract
This paper deals with the radiation protection of patients in diagnostic radiology and nuclear medicine. Modern equipment like CT, PET/CT and SPECT/CT are very important in the daily hospital routine and there is a risk to overuse them, which results in unnecessarily high doses both collectively and to individuals. Detailed referral criteria are needed as well as improved education and training in radiation protection. More frequent contacts between imaging specialists and the referring physicians are also needed.
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Radiation protection, patient, justification, optimization, diagnostic, radiology, nuclear medicine, education and training
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Medical Physics in the Baltic States
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7 - 12
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Kaunas University Of Technology Press
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9th International Conference on Medical Physics
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  • wos:000310254200001
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1822-5721
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English
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yes
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  abstract     = {This paper deals with the radiation protection of patients in diagnostic radiology and nuclear medicine. Modern equipment like CT, PET/CT and SPECT/CT are very important in the daily hospital routine and there is a risk to overuse them, which results in unnecessarily high doses both collectively and to individuals. Detailed referral criteria are needed as well as improved education and training in radiation protection. More frequent contacts between imaging specialists and the referring physicians are also needed.},
  author       = {Mattsson, Sören},
  booktitle    = {Medical Physics in the Baltic States},
  issn         = {1822-5721},
  keyword      = {Radiation protection,patient,justification,optimization,diagnostic,radiology,nuclear medicine,education and training},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {7--12},
  publisher    = {Kaunas University Of Technology Press},
  title        = {Radiation protection of the patient in diagnostic radiology and nuclear medicine. Are we doing enough?},
  year         = {2011},
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