Radiation Dose Risk and Diagnostic Benefit in Imaging Investigations
American Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering
Volume 3, Issue 3-1, June 2015, Pages: 22-26
Received: Mar. 28, 2015; Accepted: Mar. 30, 2015; Published: Apr. 11, 2015
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Lidia Dobrescu, Electronics Telecommunications and Information Technology Faculty, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania
Gheorghe-Cristian Rădulescu, Radiology Department, Central Military Universitary Emergency Hospital, Bucharest, Romania
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The paper presents many facets of medical imaging investigations radiological risks. The total volume of prescribed medical investigations proves a serious lack in monitoring and tracking of the cumulative radiation doses in many health services. Modern radiological investigations equipment is continuously reducing the total dose of radiation due to improved technologies, so a decrease in per caput dose can be noticed, but the increasing number of investigations has determined a net increase of the annual collective dose. High doses of radiation are cumulated from Computed Tomography investigations. An integrated system for radiation safety of the patients investigated by radiological imaging methods, based on smart cards and Public Key Infrastructure allow radiation absorbed dose data storage.
Healthcare, Radiation Doses, Radiation Safety
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Lidia Dobrescu, Gheorghe-Cristian Rădulescu, Radiation Dose Risk and Diagnostic Benefit in Imaging Investigations, American Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering. Special Issue: Bio-Electronics: Biosensors, Biomedical Signal Processing, and Organic Engineering. Vol. 3, No. 3-1, 2015, pp. 22-26. doi: 10.11648/j.bio.s.2015030301.14
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