Real-time measurement and audit of radiation dose to patients undergoing computed radiography

Radiology. 2002 Oct;225(1):283-8. doi: 10.1148/radiol.2243011331.


A real-time patient dose monitoring system for auditing computed radiography is described. Technical data from each exposure and for every examination type are collected and sent by a network to a workstation, which calculates the moving average values of entrance skin dose and dose-area product from the 10 most recently examined patients. Comparison of averages with reference values generates warning messages if reference values are exceeded, prompting corrective action if necessary.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Databases as Topic
  • Humans
  • Radiation Dosage
  • Radiation Monitoring
  • Radiometry / methods*
  • Skin / radiation effects*
  • Software
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed*