radiation risk

radiation risk

a hazard to health resulting from exposure to natural and synthetic radioactive materials. Radiation sources include cosmic rays, radon, radium, and other radionuclides in the soil; nuclear reactors, accelerators, and weapons; uranium mining and milling; and diagnostic and therapeutic x-ray devices.
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The Government should ensure that all facilities and activities that pose a radiation risk are subject to authorization and are authorized.
Radiation Risk Estimation: Based on Measurement Error Models
Since doctors and parents have been found to underestimate the radiation risk, (19,20) media such as billboards, placards, and television adverts could be used in the emergency and radiology department to make current information regarding the radiation risk and possible long-term consequences more available, both to clinicians and parents.
Unfortunately there are also a number of disadvantages to pan CT, including financial expense, potential overuse of limited resources, risks related to the use of intravenous contrast medium, and most worrisome, radiation risk.
CT Scans and X-Rays Are Not The Only Radiation Risk
Through this patient-centric approach, dose exposure and image quality are optimized while radiation risk is mitigated for each individual patient.
processing facility poses little radiation risk to residents in the
Lying about the level of radiation risk kills innocent people.
Social and ethical aspects of radiation risk management.
Conclusions: Fear of malpractice and lack of radiation risk knowledge were two main barriers to apply CCHR in the request of CT for patients with mild head injury.
Including new topics such as receptor selection, hand-held X-ray units, technique charts and radiation risk communication
Still, even if the radiation risk is small, patients "definitely should be aware of it.

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