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Ebenebe, C.U.* ; Barreau, C.* ; Waschkewitz, J.* ; Schlattl, H. ; Pinnschmidt, H.O.* ; Deindl, P.* ; Singer, D.* ; Herrmann, J.*

Radiation exposure by digital radiographic imaging in very low birth weight infants.

J. Perinatol. 39, 115-119 (2018)
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Open Access Green
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Objective The aim of this study was to determine the cumulative effective doses (CED) from digital radiographic imaging in very low birth weight infants treated in a tertiary care neonatal intensive care unit (NICU).Study design The CED for each infant was retrospectively calculated using a voxel-based model. The results were compared with previous studies applying conventional radiography.Results Two hundred and six preterm infants were included into this study. Neonates received a median of four radiographs (range: 1-68) and a CED of 50 mu Sv (4-883 mu Sv). Overall mean CED was lower than in previously published data applying conventional radiography. Factors contributing to a lower radiation dose per infant in our study were a lower number of radiographs and smaller field sizes per radiographic image.Conclusions The number of conducted radiographs per patient and the employed field size had a higher impact on the CED than the applied radiographic technology.
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Publikationstyp Artikel: Journalartikel
Dokumenttyp Wissenschaftlicher Artikel
Schlagwörter Intensive-care-unit; X-ray; Ionizing-radiation; Premature-infants; Preterm Infants; Dose Reduction; Ultrasound; Radiology; Quality
ISSN (print) / ISBN 0743-8346
e-ISSN 1476-5543
Quellenangaben Band: 39, Heft: 1, Seiten: 115-119 Artikelnummer: , Supplement: ,
Verlag Nature Publishing Group
Verlagsort 75 Varick St, 9th Flr, New York, Ny 10013-1917 Usa
Begutachtungsstatus Peer reviewed