Optimisation of Radiation Protection in Diagnostic Radiology

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


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).


Patient Dose Dose Area Product Automatic Exposure Control Diagnostic Reference Level Dose Saving 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.King’s College HospitalLondonUK

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