Lessons learned from UNSCEAR's 2008 report on medical exposure

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Numerous interesting figures from the specific data collection by UNSCEAR and from literature studies over the period 1997-2007 are given in Annex A of the 2008 report. Several aspects of medical radiation are discussed in the main body of the text including the magnitude of medical exposure, the number of X-ray examinations, the doses differentiated towards different examinations and trends in time and among countries. The text has been reviewed thoroughly and a few facts have been extracted, in particular facts that contribute in situating the Belgian medical exposures and its expected future trends.

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)97-106
JournalAnnalen van de Belgische Vereniging voor Stralingsbescherming / Annales de l'association Belge de radioprotection
Volume36
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2011

Keywords

  • Medical exposure, UNSCEAR, radiology, Belgium

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