Optimisation of Radiation Protection in Diagnostic Radiology

Conference paper
Part of the NATO Science for Peace and Security Series B: Physics and Biophysics book series (NAPSB, volume 1)

Abstract

The basic framework for Radiation Protection, according to ICRP, is based on three fundamental principles; justification, optimisation and limitation. The second principle, optimisation, is where the medical physicist can have the greatest influence. Briefly, the principle states that doses should be kept As Low as Reasonably Achievable (ALARA).

Keywords

Patient Dose Dose Area Product Automatic Exposure Control Diagnostic Reference Level Dose Saving 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.King’s College HospitalLondonUK

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