This programme looks at diagnostic radiology.
The intended audience for the programme is medical personnel (general practitioners in most EC countries, medical students and relevant hospital staff in the United Kingdom).
The aim of the programme is to provide the intended audience with both information and motivation to enable them to minimise patient exposure to radiation in the course of diagnosis.
• Public perception of proportionate dangers from ionising radiation compared with the true figures.
• Responsibility of those who administer diagnostic radiology to keep patient doses as low as reasonably achievable.
• Minimising patient doses from diagnostic X-rays: the entrance dose
• Principles of good image formation
• Characteristics of X-ray equipment: making the best use of the equipment
• Quality control and record-keeping
• Alternative techniques to radiography
• The role of the Radiation Protection Adviser
• The ultimate responsibility of the medical practitioner 1991, 30 mins.