Health Protection Research Unit for Chemical & Radiation Threats & Hazards

Projects

Developing a Database of CT/Fluoroscopy Health Outcomes

We will further expand the CT scan cohort, to include more patients from radiology information systems (RIS), but also increase the level of information available for dosimetric purposes by using PerMoS software to automatically extract DICOM-header information from PACS. We will also use RIS and cardiology department data to establish a cohort of patients exposed to radiation through fluoroscopy. 

In this study, we will:


Our piloting of studies of X-rays in preterm babies and dental cone-beam CT will focus on assessing what data would be available from radiology and other clinical departments, including how far back in time exposure data will be available and the quality of exposure data for dosimetric purposes.