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Abstract

The report presents as an introduction an overview on European actions, cooperative efforts, perspectives on the revision of the Council Directive and on new research priorities in the field of Optimization of Radiation Protection of the Patient. Chapter 1 presents the revised Quality Criteria for Diagnostic Radiographic Images in the form of tables for six of the most common conventional X-ray examinations chest, skull, lumbar spine, pelvis, urinary tract and breast. Chapter 2 summarizes the evaluation of two European trials with the Quality Criteria, covering the three aspects: radiographic technique and its practice in Europe, radiographic technique and patient dose, and radiographic technique and image quality in Europe. Chapter 3 gives Quality Criteria Implementation and Audit Guidelines and a model checklist of the Quality Criteria as used by the radiologists for ranking the image quality of the trial's radiographs. Chapter 4 contains the lists of the radiological departments in Europe and the national coordinators participating in the trial, the dosimetry laboratories involved, the radiologists who evaluated the trials radiographs and the members of the Study Group on Quality Criteria Development.

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Authors: CARMICHAEL J H E, Liverpool (GB);MACCIA C, CAATS, Bourg-la-Reine (FR);MOORES B M, Integrated Radiological Services Ltd, Liverpool (GB);OESTMANN J W, Georg August Universität, Göttingen (DE);SCHIBILLA H, CEC Bruxelles (BE);TEUNEN D, CEC Luxembourg (LU);VAN TIGGELEN R, Queen Astrid Military Hospital, Bruxelles (BE);WALL B (EDITORS), National Radiological Protection Board, Chilton (GB)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 16260 EN (1996) 80pp., FS, ECU 10
Availability: Available from the (2)
ISBN: ISBN 92-827-7284-5
Record Number: 199611517 / Last updated on: 1997-01-27
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: da,de,el,en,es,fr,it,nl,pt