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IJMDC. 2020; 4(1): 1-6

Medical students’ and intern doctors’ awareness of ionizing radiation exposure doses during common radiological procedures: a cross sectional study from Saudi Arabia

Authors: Abrar Abdu Mohammed.

ABSTRACT

Background: This study aims to evaluate the level of medical students’ and intern doctors’ awareness of ionizing radiation exposure doses during common radiological procedures. Methodology: A cross-sectional study was conducted among 128 medical students and interns using a questionnaire listing different radiation doses of common radiological procedures. Student’s t-test was performed to compare the means of different study groups with two categories. The variables with more than two categories were assessed using the one-way analysis of variance. Results: Overall, the level of knowledge was very poor (mean score of 0.71 out of 9.00). Only 4.6% of students and intern doctors correctly identified the actual dose received from chest X-rays. Only 11.5% and 10.3% being aware that magnetic resonance imaging and ultrasound are non-ionizing imaging modalities. Conclusion: By some previous studies, most of the medical students and intern doctors had poor knowledge about the actual dose exposure during common radiological examinations. Also, a significant number of study subjects had never been educated on ionizing radiation. This lack of knowledge may lead future doctors to order harmful, unnecessary radiological investigations.

Keywords:
Ionizing radiation, medical education, radiological procedures, radiation exposure.


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Medical students’ and intern doctors’ awareness of ionizing radiation exposure doses during common radiological procedures: a cross sectional study from Saudi Arabia


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Abrar Abdu Mohammed
King Khalid University, Al Rabwah, Abha, Saudi Arabia.
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. Abrar Abdu Mohammed, King Khalid University, Al Rabwah, Abha, Saudi Arabia; abrarrr.22@hotmail.com

Publication history
Received 31 Oct 2018
Accepted 23 Jul 2019
Published online 25 Dec 2019
Published in print 13 Jan 2020

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AAM, . Medical students’ and intern doctors’ awareness of ionizing radiation exposure doses during common radiological procedures: a cross sectional study from Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. 2020; 4(1): 1-6. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1541026632


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AAM, . Medical students’ and intern doctors’ awareness of ionizing radiation exposure doses during common radiological procedures: a cross sectional study from Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. 2020; 4(1): 1-6. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1541026632


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AAM, . Medical students’ and intern doctors’ awareness of ionizing radiation exposure doses during common radiological procedures: a cross sectional study from Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. (2020), [cited January 25, 2020]; 4(1): 1-6. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1541026632


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, A. . A. . M. & (2020) Medical students’ and intern doctors’ awareness of ionizing radiation exposure doses during common radiological procedures: a cross sectional study from Saudi Arabia. IJMDC, 4 (1), 1-6. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1541026632


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, Abrar Abdu Mohammed, and . 2020. Medical students’ and intern doctors’ awareness of ionizing radiation exposure doses during common radiological procedures: a cross sectional study from Saudi Arabia. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 4 (1), 1-6. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1541026632


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, Abrar Abdu Mohammed, and . "Medical students’ and intern doctors’ awareness of ionizing radiation exposure doses during common radiological procedures: a cross sectional study from Saudi Arabia." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 4 (2020), 1-6. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1541026632


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, Abrar Abdu Mohammed, and . "Medical students’ and intern doctors’ awareness of ionizing radiation exposure doses during common radiological procedures: a cross sectional study from Saudi Arabia." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 4.1 (2020), 1-6. Print. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1541026632


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, A. . A. . M. & (2020) Medical students’ and intern doctors’ awareness of ionizing radiation exposure doses during common radiological procedures: a cross sectional study from Saudi Arabia. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 4 (1), 1-6. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1541026632


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