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Patients perception of ionising radiation risks in CT ionising exposure. Does dose bill works?

  • Authors: Vernuccio, F.; Piazza, A.; Scopelliti, L.; Murmura, E.; Picone, D.; Geraci, C.; Re, G.; Salerno, S.; Midiri, M.
  • Publication year: 2015
  • Type: Proceedings (TIPOLOGIA NON ATTIVA)
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Communicating to patients the magnitude of risk related to ionizing radiation exposure is problematic because of the uncertainty in estimates derived principally from epidemiological studies of large populations [1-6]. Euratom directive 59/2013 requires that dose bill will be part of the radiological report in European Countries [7]. However, how a risk is framed has a profound effect on risk perception. To date, no previous studies evaluated which could be the best way to make patient friendly dose bill. Our aim was to evaluate patients' perception of radiation exposure related to routine CT and their understanding after dose bill.