Radiation exposure in gastroenterology

Improving patient and staff protection

Immanuel K H Ho, Brooks D. Cash, Henry Cohen, Stephen B. Hanauer, Michelle Inkster, David A. Johnson, Michael M. Maher, Douglas Rex, Abdo Saad, Ajaypal Singh, Madan M. Rehani, Eamonn M. Quigley

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Abstract

Medical imaging involving the use of ionizing radiation has brought enormous benefits to society and patients. In the past several decades, exposure to medical radiation has increased markedly, driven primarily by the use of computed tomography. Ionizing radiation has been linked to carcinogenesis. Whether low-dose medical radiation exposure will result in the development of malignancy is uncertain. This paper reviews the current evidence for such risk, and aims to inform the gastroenterologist of dosages of radiation associated with commonly ordered procedures and diagnostic tests in clinical practice. The use of medical radiation must always be justified and must enable patients to be exposed at the lowest reasonable dose. Recommendations provided herein for minimizing radiation exposure are based on currently available evidence and Working Party expert consensus.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1180-1194
Number of pages15
JournalAmerican Journal of Gastroenterology
Volume109
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014

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Gastroenterology
Ionizing Radiation
Radiation
Radiation Dosage
Diagnostic Imaging
Routine Diagnostic Tests
Carcinogenesis
Tomography
Neoplasms
Radiation Exposure
Gastroenterologists

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Ho, I. K. H., Cash, B. D., Cohen, H., Hanauer, S. B., Inkster, M., Johnson, D. A., ... Quigley, E. M. (2014). Radiation exposure in gastroenterology: Improving patient and staff protection. American Journal of Gastroenterology, 109(8), 1180-1194. https://doi.org/10.1038/ajg.2014.122

Radiation exposure in gastroenterology : Improving patient and staff protection. / Ho, Immanuel K H; Cash, Brooks D.; Cohen, Henry; Hanauer, Stephen B.; Inkster, Michelle; Johnson, David A.; Maher, Michael M.; Rex, Douglas; Saad, Abdo; Singh, Ajaypal; Rehani, Madan M.; Quigley, Eamonn M.

In: American Journal of Gastroenterology, Vol. 109, No. 8, 2014, p. 1180-1194.

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Ho, IKH, Cash, BD, Cohen, H, Hanauer, SB, Inkster, M, Johnson, DA, Maher, MM, Rex, D, Saad, A, Singh, A, Rehani, MM & Quigley, EM 2014, 'Radiation exposure in gastroenterology: Improving patient and staff protection', American Journal of Gastroenterology, vol. 109, no. 8, pp. 1180-1194. https://doi.org/10.1038/ajg.2014.122
Ho, Immanuel K H ; Cash, Brooks D. ; Cohen, Henry ; Hanauer, Stephen B. ; Inkster, Michelle ; Johnson, David A. ; Maher, Michael M. ; Rex, Douglas ; Saad, Abdo ; Singh, Ajaypal ; Rehani, Madan M. ; Quigley, Eamonn M. / Radiation exposure in gastroenterology : Improving patient and staff protection. In: American Journal of Gastroenterology. 2014 ; Vol. 109, No. 8. pp. 1180-1194.
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