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The establishment of diagnostic reference levels (DRLs) is an effective tool for optimising radiation doses delivered to patients during medical imaging procedures. This study aimed to compare the institutional DRLs (IDRLs) and propose a multi-centric diagnostic reference level (MCDRL) for chest X-ray examinations in adult patients in Sri Lanka. A...
The lumbar spine X-ray is considered as a routinely performed radiographic investigation to diagnose various clinical indications, including lower back pain, fractures, arthritis, spondylolisthesis, tumors, and degenerative pathologies. On the other hand, lumbar spine X-ray examinations are typically associated with higher patient doses compared to...
The present study was conducted as part of a comprehensive work to establish National Diagnostic Reference Levels (NDRLs) in Sri Lanka for the first time. DRLs can be used as an effective optimization tool for identifying unusually high or low patient doses during X‐ray examinations. This study aims to propose institutional DRLs (IDRLs) by measurin...