Research Project Results
‘Radiation risks from medical x-ray examinations as a function of the age and sex of the patient’ (Report HPA-CRCE-028) by Wall, Haylock, Jansen, Hillier, Hart and Shrimpton (2011).
The report is available on the HPA website for free download in PDF format using this link:
The report provides a detailed assessment of the typical radiation risks from medical x-ray examinations in the UK in terms of cancer incidence and deleterious heritable effects. It includes updated estimates of typical organ and effective doses (following both ICRP 103 and ICRP 60 definitions) from common x-ray procedures, together with E/DAP coefficients in relation to conventional examinations. As a practical tool to support the assessment of cancer risk for particular patient groups, the report also provides sets of age-, sex- and examination-specific risk coefficients (normalised to effective dose) that hopefully should prove useful to the radiology community.
Disseminate research funded by EC improving Treatment options for children suffering from cancer
Project Acronym: DIRECT
Programme Acronym: FP7-HEALTH
Project Reference: 201868
Establishing a nuclear 'history' research bank
Information source: Result from the EU funded FP7-EURATOM-FISSION programme
Link to record: http://cordis.europa.eu/fetch?ACTION=D&CALLER=OFFR_TM_EN&RCN=6939
Summary of offer: As the 25th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear accident looms, researchers rally to study the effects of radiation exposure on its victims.
Country: UNITED KINGDOM
Link to record: http://cordis.europa.eu/fetch?ACTION=D&CALLER=OFFR_TM_EN&RCN=6941
Summary of offer: New methods of diagnosis at the molecular level are needed as medicine increasingly takes on a patient-specific approach. New techniques must be cost effective, robust and go far beyond existing method...