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A reappraisal of the genetic consequences of diagnostic radiology in Great Britain.

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The National Radiological Protection Board has recently carried out a reappraisal of the annual genetically significant dose (GSD) to the population of Great Britain arising from the practice of diagnostic radiology. The current value of 120 muGy (12 mrad) is indistinguishable from the value determined 20 years ago despite a 48% increase in the number of X-ray examinations performed per head of the population. This is mostly due to a large decrease in the contribution from obstetric radiology...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Trial Service Unit, BHF Centre of Research Excellence
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Author
Journal:
The British journal of radiology
Volume:
54
Issue:
645
Pages:
719-730
Publication date:
1981-09-05
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EISSN:
1748-880X
ISSN:
0007-1285
URN:
uuid:46ed8c7b-5366-42ca-8add-0fbb95b09309
Source identifiers:
88411
Local pid:
pubs:88411

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