Radiation Safety in Adult Medical Imaging
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Suggests that the indication for examinations, whether suspected cancer or predisposing factors management, should be considered to avoid overestimation of the cancer risks associated with CT scans.
Statement issued December 31, 2014, by the National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements
Describes educating personnel, patients and referring clinicians about CT radiation; CT parameters and radiation units; establishing a dedicated team to manage CT radiation; and techniques to minimize radiation while providing diagnostic examinations.
The goal of this study is to determine if and how the National Electrical Manufacturers Association CT Dose Check standard has been implemented in clinical practice.
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