Radiation exposure in gastroenterology: improving patient and staff protection.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/325080
Title:
Radiation exposure in gastroenterology: improving patient and staff protection.
Authors:
Ho, Immanuel K H; Cash, Brooks D; Cohen, Henry; Hanauer, Stephen B; Inkster, Michelle; Johnson, David A; Maher, Michael M; Rex, Douglas K; Saad, Abdo; Singh, Ajaypal; Rehani, Madan M; Quigley, Eamonn M
Affiliation:
Division of Gastroenterology, Crozer-Keystone Health System, Temple University School of Medicine, Chester, Pennsylvania, USA.
Citation:
Radiation exposure in gastroenterology: improving patient and staff protection. 2014, 109 (8):1180-94 Am. J. Gastroenterol.
Publisher:
Nature Publishing Group
Journal:
The American journal of gastroenterology
Issue Date:
Aug-2014
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/325080
DOI:
10.1038/ajg.2014.122
PubMed ID:
24842339
Abstract:
Medical imaging involving the use of ionizing radiation has brought enormous benefits to society and patients. In the past several decades, exposure to medical radiation has increased markedly, driven primarily by the use of computed tomography. Ionizing radiation has been linked to carcinogenesis. Whether low-dose medical radiation exposure will result in the development of malignancy is uncertain. This paper reviews the current evidence for such risk, and aims to inform the gastroenterologist of dosages of radiation associated with commonly ordered procedures and diagnostic tests in clinical practice. The use of medical radiation must always be justified and must enable patients to be exposed at the lowest reasonable dose. Recommendations provided herein for minimizing radiation exposure are based on currently available evidence and Working Party expert consensus.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Keywords:
RADIATION; IONISING RADIATION (XRAY)
ISSN:
1572-0241

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorHo, Immanuel K Hen_GB
dc.contributor.authorCash, Brooks Den_GB
dc.contributor.authorCohen, Henryen_GB
dc.contributor.authorHanauer, Stephen Ben_GB
dc.contributor.authorInkster, Michelleen_GB
dc.contributor.authorJohnson, David Aen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMaher, Michael Men_GB
dc.contributor.authorRex, Douglas Ken_GB
dc.contributor.authorSaad, Abdoen_GB
dc.contributor.authorSingh, Ajaypalen_GB
dc.contributor.authorRehani, Madan Men_GB
dc.contributor.authorQuigley, Eamonn Men_GB
dc.date.accessioned2014-08-22T08:56:31Z-
dc.date.available2014-08-22T08:56:31Z-
dc.date.issued2014-08-
dc.identifier.citationRadiation exposure in gastroenterology: improving patient and staff protection. 2014, 109 (8):1180-94 Am. J. Gastroenterol.en_GB
dc.identifier.issn1572-0241-
dc.identifier.pmid24842339-
dc.identifier.doi10.1038/ajg.2014.122-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/325080-
dc.description.abstractMedical imaging involving the use of ionizing radiation has brought enormous benefits to society and patients. In the past several decades, exposure to medical radiation has increased markedly, driven primarily by the use of computed tomography. Ionizing radiation has been linked to carcinogenesis. Whether low-dose medical radiation exposure will result in the development of malignancy is uncertain. This paper reviews the current evidence for such risk, and aims to inform the gastroenterologist of dosages of radiation associated with commonly ordered procedures and diagnostic tests in clinical practice. The use of medical radiation must always be justified and must enable patients to be exposed at the lowest reasonable dose. Recommendations provided herein for minimizing radiation exposure are based on currently available evidence and Working Party expert consensus.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherNature Publishing Groupen_GB
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to The American journal of gastroenterologyen_GB
dc.subjectRADIATIONen_GB
dc.subjectIONISING RADIATION (XRAY)en_GB
dc.titleRadiation exposure in gastroenterology: improving patient and staff protection.en_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentDivision of Gastroenterology, Crozer-Keystone Health System, Temple University School of Medicine, Chester, Pennsylvania, USA.en_GB
dc.identifier.journalThe American journal of gastroenterologyen_GB
dc.description.fundingOtheren
dc.description.provinceMunsteren
dc.description.peer-reviewpeer-reviewen

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