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EuroSafe Imaging 2019 / ESI-0009
Impression of effective doses of MSK examinations in a topclinical teaching hospital
Congress: EuroSafe Imaging 2019
Poster No.: ESI-0009
Type: EuroSafe Imaging
Keywords: Action 2 - Clinical diagnostic reference levels (DRLs), Musculoskeletal system, Digital radiography, CT, Absorptiometry / Bone densitometry, Diagnostic procedure, Dosimetric comparison, Quality assurance
Authors: M. Adriaensen1, K. Vanderdood2, R. M. Kwee1, A. Korsten1, R. A. P. Borghans3, B. JONG3, R. Berendsen1; 1Zuyderland Medical Center Heerlen/NL, 2Orbis Medisch Centrum Sittard-Geleen/NL, 3Zuyderland Medical Center Sittard-Geleen/NL
DOI:10.26044/esi2019/ESI-0009

Conclusion and recommendations

 

Currently, only one of the national Dutch DRLs is referring to a musculoskeletal imaging examination, i.e. X-pelvis AP (300 µGy.m2). The average DAP of X-pelvis AP performed in our hospital ranged from 79 to 109 µGy.m2 and stayed well below this limit.

 

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