Population exposure to ionizing radiation from medical examinations in France.

  title={Population exposure to ionizing radiation from medical examinations in France.},
  author={Pascale Scanff and Jean Donadieu and Philippe Pirard and Bernard Aubert},
  journal={The British journal of radiology},
  volume={81 963},
This study was carried out to update data concerning both the nature and the frequency of X-ray diagnostic procedures and to reassess the associated per caput effective dose in France, given that the only nationwide survey was carried out over 15 years ago. Relevant data concerning examinations in conventional radiology, computed tomography, interventional radiology and nuclear medicine were obtained for the year 2002 from two main sources: the main health insurance records for private… CONTINUE READING
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