Medical radiation protection in next decade.

Journal Article

Interest in medical radiation protection today is the same as what it would have been almost a century ago. After many decades of relatively safe application of radiation in medicine, the recent spurt in over exposures, over-use of imaging and accidental exposures has created the need for stakeholders to join hands and contribute towards increasing radiation safety levels. Whether it be the need for technological developments to achieve sub-mSv CT scans, tracking of patient exposure history, accounting for repeated exposures of the same patient, specific consideration of requests for radiological examinations that deliver few mSv of dose, or utilization of regulatory approaches, radiological equipment will need to alert users whenever the radiation dose to the patient is above a defined value. The current decade will focus increasingly on carcinogenic effects in patients.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Rehani, MM; Vano, E

Published Date

  • September 2011

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 147 / 1-2

Start / End Page

  • 52 - 53

PubMed ID

  • 21737441

Pubmed Central ID

  • 21737441

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1742-3406

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1093/rpd/ncr274


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England