Survey of medical students and junior house doctors on the effects of medical radiation: is medical education deficient?

@article{McCusker2009SurveyOM,
  title={Survey of medical students and junior house doctors on the effects of medical radiation: is medical education deficient?},
  author={Mark William McCusker and Catherine de Blacam and Mary Keogan and Raymond Mcdermott and Peter Julian Beddy},
  journal={Irish journal of medical science},
  year={2009},
  volume={178 4},
  pages={
          479-83
        }
}
BACKGROUND We investigated the knowledge of ionising radiation among medical students and junior doctors in Ireland and assessed whether this knowledge improved with clinical experience. METHODS A total of 269 subjects completed a questionnaire on the fundamentals of diagnostic imaging and patient doses. RESULTS Overall knowledge was poor, 99% of subjects underestimated the dose of radiation involved in a barium enema, plain film of abdomen, lumbar spine X-ray and a PET scan. Almost 90… CONTINUE READING

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