Minimization of radiation exposure due to computed tomography in inflammatory bowel disease

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dc.contributor.author McLaughlin, Patrick D.
dc.contributor.author O'Connor, Owen J.
dc.contributor.author O'Neill, Siobhán B.
dc.contributor.author Shanahan, Fergus
dc.contributor.author Maher, Michael M.
dc.date.accessioned 2016-07-13T11:50:43Z
dc.date.available 2016-07-13T11:50:43Z
dc.date.issued 2012-04
dc.identifier.citation Mc Laughlin P. D., O'Connor, O. J., O'Neill, S. B., Shanahan F. and Maher, M. M. (2012) 'Minimization of radiation exposure due to computed tomography in inflammatory bowel disease' ISRN Gastroenterology, 790279. http://dx.doi.org/10.5402/2012/790279 en
dc.identifier.startpage 790279 (1) en
dc.identifier.endpage 790279 (7) en
dc.identifier.issn 2090-4398
dc.identifier.issn 2090-4401
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/2868
dc.identifier.doi 10.5402/2012/790279
dc.description.abstract Patient awareness and concern regarding the potential health risks from ionizing radiation have peaked recently (Coakley et al., 2011) following widespread press and media coverage of the projected cancer risks from the increasing use of computed tomography (CT) (Berrington et al., 2007). The typical young and educated patient with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) may in particular be conscious of his/her exposure to ionising radiation as a result of diagnostic imaging. Cumulative effective doses (CEDs) in patients with IBD have been reported as being high and are rising, primarily due to the more widespread and repeated use of CT (Desmond et al., 2008). Radiologists, technologists, and referring physicians have a responsibility to firstly counsel their patients accurately regarding the actual risks of ionizing radiation exposure; secondly to limit the use of those imaging modalities which involve ionising radiation to clinical situations where they are likely to change management; thirdly to ensure that a diagnostic quality imaging examination is acquired with lowest possible radiation exposure. In this paper, we synopsize available evidence related to radiation exposure and risk and we report advances in low-dose CT technology and examine the role for alternative imaging modalities such as ultrasonography or magnetic resonance imaging which avoid radiation exposure. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Hindawi Publishing Corporation en
dc.rights © 2012 Patrick D. Mc Laughlin et al. 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. en
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ en
dc.subject Inflammatory bowel disease en
dc.subject Ionizing radiation en
dc.subject Computed tomography (CT) en
dc.subject Inflammatory bowel disease en
dc.subject IBD en
dc.subject Ultrasonography en
dc.subject Risk en
dc.title Minimization of radiation exposure due to computed tomography in inflammatory bowel disease en
dc.type Article (non peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Owen J. O'Connor, Medicine , University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: oj.oconnor@ucc.ie en
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dc.date.updated 2012-09-26T15:55:56Z
dc.description.version Published Version en
dc.internal.rssid 169067325
dc.description.status Not peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle ISRN Gastroenterology en
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dc.internal.IRISemailaddress oj.oconnor@ucc.ie en
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