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The Links below provide access to the websites that provide guidance and help on equipment issues and relevant issues such as patient dose and local diagnostic reference levels (LDRLs), along with some patient information.


Diagnostic Reference Levels (DRLs)

Department of Health Guidance (DoH) on the establishment and use of diagnostic reference levels (DRL)

Patient Dose - (HPA-CRCE-034)

Doses to Patients from Radiographic and Fluoroscopic X-ray Imaging Procedures in the UK 2010 Review

Mammography - IPEM Report 89

The Commissioning and Routine Testing of Mammographic X-ray Systems (IPEM, 2005)

CT Doses - PHE-CRCE-013

Doses from Computed Tomography (CT) Examinations in the UK 2011 Review (PHE, September 2014)

Paediatric Radiology - NRPB-R318

Reference Doses and Patient Size in Paediatric Radiology (NRPB, 2000)

Collective Doses - HPA-CRCE-012

HPA report on Frequency and Collective Dose for Medical and Dental X-ray Examinations in the UK 2008

Cone Beam CT

Dental cone beam computed tomography: safe usage

Hand-Held Dental X-ray Equipment -

Guidance on the Safe Use of Hand-Held Dental X-ray Equipment (PHE, February 2016)

Information leaflets (BSIR)

Information for patients on common X-ray examinations and interventional radiology procedures

Information Leaflets (SOR)

More patient information



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