Patient exposure tracking: the IAEA smart card project.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The existing approach of radiation protection is largely based on the collective dose to the population with provisions for protection at an individual level through justification and optimisation. With the individual patient dose now exceeding the life-long occupational dose to a worker in a typical radiology practice, there is a need to establish approaches based on the protection of an individual patient. Radiation exposure tracking seems a way forward in this respect. Technological advances in recent years have provided opportunities for tracking to becoming a reality. The IAEA project on Smart Card/SmartRadTrack is described in this paper. The tracking is now a reality in a few dozen centres in many countries connected by picture archiving and communication systems, and there is hope that this will extend to cover other countries and continents.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Rehani, MM; Frush, DP

Published Date

  • September 2011

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 147 / 1-2

Start / End Page

  • 314 - 316

PubMed ID

  • 21778155

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1742-3406

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1093/rpd/ncr300


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England