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Year : 1991  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 21-23

Patient Exposures In The Practice Of Diagnostic Radiology In The Kozhikode District Of Kerala



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Among the man-made sources of ionising radiation medical X-ray units contribute the highest radiation dose to the public12. In Kerala too the fact remains the same where 150 X-ray examinations are conducted per 1,000 people every year and more than 3.6 million people per year undergo X-ray investigations3. The X-ray doses received were in the range of 0.5 mSv to 30 mSv with a very large standard deviation. Patient doses in respect of a wide variety of X-ray investigations are actually measured and presented.


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