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Awareness of radiation exposure in diagnostic radiological investigation among medical doctors in a tertiary care centre

Priyadharshini V, Dharan Venkatesh K.A., Senthilnathan V, Krishna Kumar M.

Abstract
Background & Aims: Radiation-induced damage is typically quickly corrected, despite mistakes in repair that can result in point mutations, chromosome translocations, and gene fusions that are associated with the development of cancer. Clinicians should be fully aware of the potential advantages and disadvantages of medical radiation exposure, although it has been demonstrated that certain medical professionals are not sufficiently aware of the dosages and potential stochastic (cell-mutating) consequences of diagnostic radiation, this study is an attempt to determine the awareness of r
adiation exposure among doctors. Material and Methods: A cross-sectional study was done among doctors using an online survey with a validated questionnaire and data was obtained regarding the knowledge of radiation exposure. The correct response was awarded a score of one and the total score was summed up. The data were converted to Excel and analysed using SPSS software. The consent of respondents and ethics committee approval was obtained. Result: 10%, 62% and 28% of respondents had good, fair and poor scores respectively. The consultants and the respondents experienced more than ten years had good knowledge regarding radiation exposure. Conclusions: The awareness was good among consultants and junior doctors had lower scores in which the training of radiation exposure should be mandated during the residential period.

Key words: Radiation exposure, Diagnostic radiology, doctors, awareness, knowledge, cross sectional study


 
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V P, K.A. DV, V S, M KK. Awareness of radiation exposure in diagnostic radiological investigation among medical doctors in a tertiary care centre. Int J Med Rev Case Rep. 2022; 6(16): 80-85. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.172-1666944419


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V P, K.A. DV, V S, M KK. Awareness of radiation exposure in diagnostic radiological investigation among medical doctors in a tertiary care centre. https://www.mdpub.net/?mno=125262 [Access: January 14, 2023]. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.172-1666944419


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V P, K.A. DV, V S, M KK. Awareness of radiation exposure in diagnostic radiological investigation among medical doctors in a tertiary care centre. Int J Med Rev Case Rep. 2022; 6(16): 80-85. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.172-1666944419



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V P, K.A. DV, V S, M KK. Awareness of radiation exposure in diagnostic radiological investigation among medical doctors in a tertiary care centre. Int J Med Rev Case Rep. (2022), [cited January 14, 2023]; 6(16): 80-85. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.172-1666944419



Harvard Style

V, P., K.A., . D. V., V, . S. & M, . K. K. (2022) Awareness of radiation exposure in diagnostic radiological investigation among medical doctors in a tertiary care centre. Int J Med Rev Case Rep, 6 (16), 80-85. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.172-1666944419



Turabian Style

V, Priyadharshini, Dharan Venkatesh K.A., Senthilnathan V, and Krishna Kumar M. 2022. Awareness of radiation exposure in diagnostic radiological investigation among medical doctors in a tertiary care centre. International Journal of Medical Reviews and Case Reports, 6 (16), 80-85. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.172-1666944419



Chicago Style

V, Priyadharshini, Dharan Venkatesh K.A., Senthilnathan V, and Krishna Kumar M. "Awareness of radiation exposure in diagnostic radiological investigation among medical doctors in a tertiary care centre." International Journal of Medical Reviews and Case Reports 6 (2022), 80-85. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.172-1666944419



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

V, Priyadharshini, Dharan Venkatesh K.A., Senthilnathan V, and Krishna Kumar M. "Awareness of radiation exposure in diagnostic radiological investigation among medical doctors in a tertiary care centre." International Journal of Medical Reviews and Case Reports 6.16 (2022), 80-85. Print. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.172-1666944419



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

V, P., K.A., . D. V., V, . S. & M, . K. K. (2022) Awareness of radiation exposure in diagnostic radiological investigation among medical doctors in a tertiary care centre. International Journal of Medical Reviews and Case Reports, 6 (16), 80-85. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.172-1666944419