Volume 93. ICRP Publication 93: Managing Patient Dose in Digital Radiology

1st Edition

  • Print ISBN 9780080444697

Table of Contents

1. INTRODUCTION
1. Purpose of this document 1.2. Introduction 1.3. History 1.4. What is digital radiology? 1.5. Differences between intrinsic digital modalities and digital radiology 1.6. Digitised conventional films 1.7. Plain radiography 1.8. Digital fluoroscopy 1.9. Comparison of digital and non-digital techniques 1.10. Image quality and exposure levels in digital radiology 1.11. Further aspects of digital radiology

2. PATIENT DOSE AND IMAGE QUALITY IN DIGITAL RADIOLOGY
2.1. Relationship between image quality (or diagnostic information) and patient dose in digital radiology 2.2. What image quality (or diagnostic information) is needed for a medical imaging task? 2.3. Actions that affect patient dose 2.4. Practical advice for managing patient dose and image quality 2.5. Training needs for radiologists and radiographers

3. REGULATORY ASPECTS AND QUALITY MANAGEMENT
3.1. Radiation protection principles 3.2. Quality control and image management 3.3. Electrical safety inspection 3.4. Diagnostic reference levels 3.5. Auditing dose levels in digital imaging 3.6. Deterministic injuries 3.7. The DICOM standard

4. ICRP RECOMMENDATIONS FOR DIGITAL RADIOLOGY

APPENDIX A. THE FUNDAMENTALS AND ADVANTAGES OF
DIGITAL SYSTEMS

A.1. Introduction A.2. Basic terminology A.3. Imaging chain of digital x-ray systems A.4. Image processing A.5. Image quality and imaging performance A.6. Integrated dosimetry tools

APPENDIX B. PATIENT DOSIMETRY: QUANTITIES AND UNITS
B.1. Absorbed dose B.2. Kerma B.3. Mean organ dose B.4. Equivalent dose B.5. Effective dose B.6. Dose-area product B.7. Backscatter factor B.8. Skin dose

APPENDIX C. OUTLINE FOR GENERAL EDUCATION AND
TRAINING ASPECTS IN DIGITAL RADIOLOGY


5. REFERENCES

Details

No. of pages:
75
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2004
Published:
Imprint:
Elsevier
Print ISBN:
9780080444697