Managing radiation use in medical imaging: a multifaceted challenge

Radiology. 2011 Mar;258(3):889-905. doi: 10.1148/radiol.10101157. Epub 2010 Dec 16.


This special report aims to inform the medical community about the many challenges involved in managing radiation exposure in a way that maximizes the benefit-risk ratio. The report discusses the state of current knowledge and key questions in regard to sources of medical imaging radiation exposure, radiation risk estimation, dose reduction strategies, and regulatory options.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Diagnostic Imaging / adverse effects*
  • Fluoroscopy / adverse effects
  • Humans
  • Neoplasms, Radiation-Induced / prevention & control
  • Radiation Dosage
  • Radiation Injuries / prevention & control*
  • Radiation Protection
  • Radiography, Interventional / adverse effects
  • Risk Assessment
  • Risk Factors
  • Sex Factors