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How do we measure dose and estimate risk?

Proc. SPIE 7961:79612F (2011)
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Radiation exposure due to medical imaging is a topic of emerging importance. In Europe this topic has been dealt with for a long time and in other countries it is getting more and more important and it gets an aspect of public interest in the latest years. This is mainly true due to the fact that the average dose per person in developed countries is increasing rapidly since threedimensional imaging is getting more and more available and useful for diagnosis. This paper introduces the most common dose quantities used in medical radiation exposure characterization, discusses usual ways for determination of such quantities as well as some considerations how these values are linked to radiation risk estimation. For this last aspect the paper will refer to the linear non threshold theory for an imaging application.
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Publication type Article: Journal article
Document type Scientific Article
Keywords dose quantities; Risk estimates; dose measurements; simulation tools
ISSN (print) / ISBN 0277-786X
e-ISSN 1996-756X
Quellenangaben Volume: 7961, Issue: , Pages: , Article Number: 79612F Supplement: ,
Series Proceedings of SPIE
Publisher SPIE
Publishing Place Bellingham, WA
Reviewing status Peer reviewed