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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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
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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    Hricak, H., Brenner, D. J., Adelstein, S. J., Frush, D. P., Hall, E. J., Howell, R. W., McCollough, C. H., Mettler, F. A., Pearce, M. S., Suleiman, O. H., Thrall, J. H., & Wagner, L. K. (2011). Managing radiation use in medical imaging: A multifaceted challenge. Radiology, 258(3), 889-905.