Managing radiation use in medical imaging: A multifaceted challenge

Hedvig Hricak, David J. Brenner, S. James Adelstein, Donald P. Frush, Eric J. Hall, Roger W. Howell, Cynthia H McCollough, Fred A. Mettler, Mark S. Pearce, Orhan H. Suleiman, James H. Thrall, Louis K. Wagner

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Abstract

This special report aims to inform the medical community about the many challenges involved in managing radiation exposure in a way that maximizes the benefit-risk ratio. The report discusses the state of current knowledge and key questions in regard to sources of medical imaging radiation exposure, radiation risk estimation, dose reduction strategies, and regulatory options.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)889-905
Number of pages17
JournalRadiology
Volume258
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2011

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Diagnostic Imaging
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Odds Ratio
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Hricak, H., Brenner, D. J., Adelstein, S. J., Frush, D. P., Hall, E. J., Howell, R. W., ... Wagner, L. K. (2011). Managing radiation use in medical imaging: A multifaceted challenge. Radiology, 258(3), 889-905. https://doi.org/10.1148/radiol.10101157

Managing radiation use in medical imaging : A multifaceted challenge. / Hricak, Hedvig; Brenner, David J.; Adelstein, S. James; Frush, Donald P.; Hall, Eric J.; Howell, Roger W.; McCollough, Cynthia H; Mettler, Fred A.; Pearce, Mark S.; Suleiman, Orhan H.; Thrall, James H.; Wagner, Louis K.

In: Radiology, Vol. 258, No. 3, 03.2011, p. 889-905.

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Hricak, H, Brenner, DJ, Adelstein, SJ, Frush, DP, Hall, EJ, Howell, RW, McCollough, CH, Mettler, FA, Pearce, MS, Suleiman, OH, Thrall, JH & Wagner, LK 2011, 'Managing radiation use in medical imaging: A multifaceted challenge', Radiology, vol. 258, no. 3, pp. 889-905. https://doi.org/10.1148/radiol.10101157
Hricak H, Brenner DJ, Adelstein SJ, Frush DP, Hall EJ, Howell RW et al. Managing radiation use in medical imaging: A multifaceted challenge. Radiology. 2011 Mar;258(3):889-905. https://doi.org/10.1148/radiol.10101157
Hricak, Hedvig ; Brenner, David J. ; Adelstein, S. James ; Frush, Donald P. ; Hall, Eric J. ; Howell, Roger W. ; McCollough, Cynthia H ; Mettler, Fred A. ; Pearce, Mark S. ; Suleiman, Orhan H. ; Thrall, James H. ; Wagner, Louis K. / Managing radiation use in medical imaging : A multifaceted challenge. In: Radiology. 2011 ; Vol. 258, No. 3. pp. 889-905.
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