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Semin Ultrasound CT MR. 2010 Feb;31(1):29-38. doi: 10.1053/j.sult.2009.09.004.

Radiation safety in abdominal computed tomography.

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Konstantopoulio Hospital, Athens, Greece. virginia@otenet.gr

Abstract

The rapid technological developments in computed tomography (CT) have enabled many new clinical applications in the abdominal region. Abdomen CT is considered as a high radiation dose examination due to the large number of radiosensitive organs in the field of view. CT radiation dose has received a lot of attention not only by the medical specialties and researchers, but also by patients and media. This article reviews the situation on radiation dose and risk and provides practical guidelines to effectively manage the radiation dose without losing the benefits and maintaining diagnostic confidence in CT procedures.

PMID:
20102693
DOI:
10.1053/j.sult.2009.09.004
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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