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Dose Assessment (for Patients)

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

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Dose Length Product Dose Area Product Dose Assessment Compute Tomography Dose Index Health Protection Agency 
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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Kings College HospitalLondonUK

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