Radiation exposure from diagnostic imaging among patients with gastrointestinal disorders.
AffiliationDepartment of Gastroenterology, Cork University Hospital, Cork, Ireland. firstname.lastname@example.org
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CitationRadiation exposure from diagnostic imaging among patients with gastrointestinal disorders. 2012, 10 (3):259-65 Clin. Gastroenterol. Hepatol.
JournalClinical gastroenterology and hepatology : the official clinical practice journal of the American Gastroenterological Association
AbstractThere are concerns about levels of radiation exposure among patients who undergo diagnostic imaging for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), compared with other gastrointestinal (GI) disorders. We quantified imaging studies and estimated the cumulative effective dose (CED) of radiation received by patients with organic and functional GI disorders. We also identified factors and diagnoses associated with high CEDs.