EuroSafe Imaging 2020
Action 7 - Radiation protection of children, Radioprotection / Radiation dose, CT, Digital radiography, Radiation safety, Education and training, Prospective, Not applicable, Multicentre study
I. Kralik, B. Brkljacic, G. Roic, D. Stimac, H. Vavro, T. Turk, N. Gotovac, J. Popic, N. Beck
Description of activity and work performed
A questionnaire containing 16 questions regarding education of staff, justification, optimisation and imaging environment was developed and sent to 18 public healthcare institutions of various sizes (accounting for 23% of all public healthcare institutions), all performing imaging of adults as well as to two dedicated children's health institutions. In all institutions plain radiography procedures are performed while CT diagnostic procedures are performed in 75% of them.
In addition to aforementioned questionnaire, two data collection sheets for collecting data on imaging parameters for CT (head, thorax, abdomen and pelvis) and plain radiography (head, thorax, abdomen) were developed and sent to same institutions with the instructions to collect data for three months.