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dc.contributor.authorO'Leary, Desiree
dc.contributor.authorRainford, Louise
dc.date.accessioned2014-10-21T09:29:34Z
dc.date.available2014-10-21T09:29:34Z
dc.date.issued2013-03-01
dc.identifier.citationO'Leary , D & Rainford , L 2013 , ' A comparison of mean glandular dose diagnostic reference levels within the all-digital irish national breast screening programme and the Irish symptomatic breast services ' , Radiation Protection Dosimetry , vol. 153 , no. 3 , ncs112 , pp. 300-308 . https://doi.org/10.1093/rpd/ncs112
dc.identifier.issn0144-8420
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 7650203
dc.identifier.otherPURE UUID: 1a203d4c-e784-49ab-b7a1-577f98d196da
dc.identifier.otherScopus: 84873578998
dc.identifier.otherPubMed: 22740646
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2299/14584
dc.description.abstractData on image quality, compression and radiation dose were collected from symptomatic breast units within the Republic of Ireland. Quantitative and qualitative data were analysed using SPSS. Recommendations of mean glandular dose (MGD) diagnostic reference levels were made at various levels for film-screen and full field digital mammography units to match levels published worldwide. MGDs received by symptomatic breast patients within Ireland are higher than those received in the alldigital Irish Breast Screening service; 55-65 mm breast: 1.75 mGy (screening) vs. 2.4 mGy (symptomatic) at the 95th percentile; various reasons are proposed for the differences. MGDs achieved in the screening service may be lower because of the exacting requirements for radiographer training, characteristics of the patients and equipment quality assurance levels. More precise imaging guidelines, standards and training of symptomatic radiographers performing mammography are suggested to remediate MGDs delivered to the breasts of Irish women attending the symptomatic breast services.en
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dc.language.isoeng
dc.relation.ispartofRadiation Protection Dosimetry
dc.subjectRadiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
dc.subjectRadiological and Ultrasound Technology
dc.subjectRadiation
dc.subjectPublic Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
dc.titleA comparison of mean glandular dose diagnostic reference levels within the all-digital irish national breast screening programme and the Irish symptomatic breast servicesen
dc.contributor.institutionSchool of Health and Social Work
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Allied Health Professions and Midwifery
dc.contributor.institutionHealth & Human Sciences Research Institute
dc.description.statusPeer reviewed
dc.relation.schoolSchool of Health and Social Work
dcterms.dateAccepted2013-03-01
rioxxterms.versionofrecordhttps://doi.org/10.1093/rpd/ncs112
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Review
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