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Abstract

To proceed towards the harmonisation and optimisation of radiological techniques commonly used in different European countries, the relevance of quality criteria for radiographic images together with dose requirements were checked on about 900 examined patients. This led to considerations of how to reduce and optimise patient received dose while keeping the essential medical information imaged on the film. Analysis of results revealed two main areas which should be investigated further: personnel training in radiation protection (radiologists and radiographers) and establishment of quality assurance programmes in diagnostic radiology (good usage of radiological equipment and reduction of wasted films).

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Authors: MACCIA C, Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale, Cachan (FR);MOORES B M, Radiation Protection Service, Liverpool (GB);NAHRSTEDT U, Gesellschaft für Strahlen- und Umweltforschung, Neuherberg (DE);PADOVANI R, Unità Sanitaria Locale No. 7, Udine (IT);WALL B, National Radiological Protection Board, Chilton (GB)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 12952 EN (1990) 131 pp., FS, ECU 11.25
Availability: (2)
ISBN: ISBN 92-826-1695-9
Record Number: 199011389 / Last updated on: 1994-12-01
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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