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Main Title Need for Standardization Procedures in the Application of Ionozing Radiation to Medical and Dental Patients.
Author Morga, Karl Z. ;
CORP Author Oak Ridge National Lab., Tenn.
Year Published 1968
Stock Number PB-184 162
Additional Subjects ( X rays ; Health physics) ; ( Radiobiology ; Standards) ; Standardization ; Safety ; Radiation Tolerance ; Exposure ; Design ; Radiological dosage ; Medicine ; Dentistry ; Medical personnel ; Radiation hazards ; Medical equipment ;
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-184 162 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 21p
It is recognized and emphasized that ionizing radiation is one of the most valuable and essential diagnostic tools of medicine. Every effort should be made to enhance the beneficial uses of this source of energy while minimizing its harmful effects. It is estimated that more than 90% of man-made exposure to ionizing radiation arises for medical diagnosis and that a large fraction of this represents unnecessary exposure. This perhaps is what we could expect when we realize that a large fraction of those in the medical profession who authorize, supervise and administer these x-ray examinations do not have the education, training and certification in its use. As a consequence, much of the equipment and many of the techniques employed do not meet minimum standards required for the protection of the patient. By standardization of the procedures employed in the application of diagnostic x-rays for the rather routine applications, a marked reduction can be made in the patient dose while at the same time providing more and greater detailed diagnostic information on the radiogram. (Author)