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Implementation Of Patient Exposure Limits By A State Radiological Health Program
Author(s): Maury Neuweg
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Paper Abstract

Due to an avid interest to reduce unnecessary patient exposure, the Illinois Department of Public Health developed exposure limits for certain medical and dental radiographic examinations. These limits were determined by evaluating and analyzing actual patient exposure measurements conducted at medical and dental radiographic facilities throughout the state. A tremendous range of exposures existed for the same examination, and it became evident that patients were being needlessly overexposed to radiation. Marked decreases in exposure have resulted since the adoption of these limits as a regulatory method to reduce unnecessary patient exposure.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 August 1980
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0233, Application of Optical Instrumentation in Medicine VIII, (18 August 1980); doi: 10.1117/12.958928
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Maury Neuweg, Illinois Department of Public Health (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0233:
Application of Optical Instrumentation in Medicine VIII
Joel E. Gray; William R. Hendee; Andrew G. Haus; William S. Properzio, Editor(s)

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