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ISRN Radiology
Volume 2013, Article ID 318425, 7 pages
Clinical Study

Foetal Radiation Dose and Risk from Diagnostic Radiology Procedures: A Multinational Study

1Department of Medical Physics, Grand River Regional Cancer Center, Kitchener, Canada N2G 1G3
2Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada N2L 3G1
3Cancer Center of Southeastern Ontario, Kingston General Hospital, Kingston, Canada K7L 5P9
4Department of Oncology, Queens University, Kingston, Canada K7L 5P9

Received 4 June 2012; Accepted 8 July 2012

Academic Editors: M. G. Andreassi, I. Seimenis, and H.-X. Xu

Copyright © 2013 Ernest K. Osei and Johnson Darko. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Supplementary Material

A study was initiated to investigate foetal doses from different countries. Hence specific values for the following parameters were requested using the tables in Appendix 1: Projection and view (e.g. AP, PA) for each examination, beam quality (e.g. kVp, filtration), source-to-imager receptor distance, machine outputs and techniques parameters (kVp, tube current, exposure time etc) used for the examination(s) performed on the pregnant patient(s). Tables 1A, 1B and 1C were used for conventional radiography (simple) examinations, Fluoroscopic (complex) examinations, and Computed Tomography (complex) examinations respectively.

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