Research and analysis

Radiographic, fluoroscopic and dental x-rays: patient dose audits

Reports HPA-CRCE-034 and HPA-RPD-029 collate, summarise and present data from the national patient (radiation) dose database (NPDD).

Documents

HPA-CRCE-034: doses to patients from radiographic and fluoroscopic x-ray imaging procedures in the UK - 2010 review

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HPA-RPD-029: doses to patients from radiographic and fluoroscopic x-ray imaging procedures in the UK - 2005 review

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Detail

The national patient dose database (NPDD) acquires data from the whole of the UK relating to radiation to patients, from general x-ray, fluoroscopic and dental x-ray examinations.

HPA-CRCE-034 is the most recent 5-yearly review of the national patient dose database (NPDD). It analyses the information collected during the period January 2006 to December 2010.

HPA-RPD-029 is the review covering data collected from January 2001 to February 2006.

Previous survey conducted by the National Radiological Protection Board

See Doses to patients from medical X-ray examinations in the UK - 2000 review (NRPB-W14).