Dose Assessment (for Patients)
One of the requirements of the Medical Exposures Directive is that information should be available from each medical exposure undertaken to enable the assessment of dose to the patient. Normally this information is collected but only rarely is it required for a full dose assessment. Assessments are usually required if there has been an inadvertent exposure, e.g. the wrong diagnostic exposure was performed or an exposure was performed on the wrong patient, or if the patient has been exposed to a particularly high dose in, for example, a lengthy interventional procedure.