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Radiological protection of the patient: an integral part of quality of care.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  24077041     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Modern medicine now demands rapid diagnosis and treatment often centered on multiple investigations using ionizing radiation, particularly computed tomography (CT). Technological development continues at a rapid pace, and there is also an inexorable rise in minimally invasive therapy using fluoroscopically guided techniques. This has offered great benefit to many patients, who otherwise may not be fit enough for more invasive surgery. However, there are now many younger patients being treated using such techniques, where the risks of radiation in the longer term become more of an issue.
Authors:
Claire Cousins
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Health physics     Volume:  105     ISSN:  1538-5159     ISO Abbreviation:  Health Phys     Publication Date:  2013 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-09-30     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985093R     Medline TA:  Health Phys     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  430-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
*Addenbrooke's Hospital, Hills Road, Cambridge CB20QQ, United Kingdom; and Chair, International Commission on Radiological Protection.
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