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Medical and dental x-rays: frequency and collective doses in the UK

This report (HPA-CRCE-012) presents the results of a study of frequency and collective doses for medical and dental x-ray examinations in the UK in 2008.

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In this report the frequency data were collected from the radiology information systems (RIS) at a sample of 29 NHS Trusts in England. The total number of medical and dental X-ray examinations carried out in the UK, both inside and outside the NHS, is estimated by extrapolation to be 46 million in 2008, a 10% rise on the number for the financial year 1997 to 1998.