JMRS ASMIRT CPD Q&A - Medical Imaging - June 2022
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Continuing Professional Development Q&A - Medical Imaging
COVID-19 pandemic and the effect of increased utilisation of mobile X-ray examinations on radiation dose to radiographers

Yeung P, Pinson JA, Badawy MK, Lawson M, Leong C. (2022)
J Med Radiat Sci. 
1.  What is the gold standard for the formal diagnosis of COVID-19? *
1 point
2.  What is the whole-body dose limit recommended by the International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP) to occupationally exposed staff? *
1 point
3.  Before the COVID-19 pandemic, mobile imaging of regions other than the chest accounted for what approximate percentage of mobile x-ray examinations undertaken? *
1 point
4.  The interquartile range shows that the range of doses __________ during the COVID periods. *
1 point
5.  In this study, how much did mobile x-ray use increase during the initial stage of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020? *
1 point
Recommended further reading:
1. Gange CP, Pahade JK, Cortopassi I, Bader AS, Bokhari J, Hoerner M, et al. Social distancing with portable chest radiographs during the COVID-19 pandemic: assessment of radiograph technique and image quality obtained at 6 feet and through glass. Radiol Cardiothorac Imaging. 2020 Nov;2(6):e200420.

2. Brady Z, Scoullar H, Grinsted B, Ewert K, Kavnoudias H, Jarema A, et al. Technique, radiation safety and image quality for chest X-ray imaging through glass and in mobile settings during the COVID-19 pandemic. Phys Eng Sci Med. 2020 Jul;43(3):765–779.

3. Drozdov I, Szubert B, Reda E, Makary P, Forbes D, Chang SL, et al. Development and prospective validation of COVID-19 chest X-ray screening model for patients attending emergency departments. Sci Rep. 2021 Oct;11(1):20384.

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