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Sources, Effects and Risks of Ionizing Radiation, United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation (UNSCEAR) 2020/2021 Report, Volume I

Report to the General Assembly, with Scientific Annex A - Evaluation of Medical Exposure to Ionizing Radiation

  • Author: UNSCEAR
  • Publication date: June 2022
  • Page count: 353
  • Language(s) in this book: English
  • Sales number: 22.IX.1

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ISBN: 9789211392067
ISBN: 9789210010030

About the product

The United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation (UNSCEAR) established by the General Assembly in 1955 assesses the levels and effects of exposure to ionizing radiation on human health and the environment. This is the first of four volumes of scientific annexes that presents the supporting scientific deliberations for the UNSCEAR 2020/2021 report to the United Nations General Assembly. Annex A “Medical exposure to ionizing radiation” presents a comprehensive global estimate of the frequencies and doses from medical exposure, their distribution and trends in medical categories in the 2009–2018 period. The annex considers four general categories of medical practice using ionizing radiation: (a) diagnostic radiology, including dental radiology and computed tomography, (b) interventional radiology (image-guided interventional procedures), (c) nuclear medicine and (d) radiation therapy.