A study of compliance with guidelines for choice of radiographic projections was carried out in each of six centres.
The study concerned 5851 examinations undertaken by 116 radiographers under the supervision of 29 consultant radiologists.
The results showed good compliance between centres for examination of the chest (range 81-93%), abdomen (range 73-100%), thoracic spine (range 82-96%), pelvis/ship (range 78-99%) but not for examination of cervical spine (range 0-85%), paranasal sinus (range 0-100%) and lumbar spine (range 52-84%). The reasons given for these wide variations are discussed and estimates are given for the potential reductions in exposure to the UK population consequent upon national implementation of guidelines such as these.
Mots-clés Pascal : Radiographie, Radiologue, Guide, Complaisance, Réglementation, Homme, Radiodiagnostic
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Radiography, Radiologist, Guide, Compliance, Regulation, Human, Radiodiagnosis
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0682083
Code Inist : 002B30A09. Création : 09/06/1995.