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OMICS Journal of Radiology
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Radiophilia: A Common Case of Excessive Radiation Exposure in Healthcare

Hamid Abdollahi* and Malakeh Malekzadeh

Department of Medical Physics, School of Medicine, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

*Corresponding Author:
Hamid Abdollahi
Department of Medical Physics
School of Medicine Iran University of Medical Sciences
Tehran, Iran
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E-mail: [email protected]

Received date: June 23, 2016; Accepted date: June 24, 2016; Published date: June 27, 2016

Citation: Abdollahi H, Malekzadeh M (2016) Radiophilia: A Common Case of Excessive Radiation Exposure in Healthcare. OMICS J Radiol 5:e139. doi:10.4172/2167-7964.1000e139

Copyright: © 2016 Abdollahi H. et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

 

Abstract

Medical imaging using ionizing radiation is an increasing activity that brings tremendous benefits to the patients. But stochastic and deterministic effects of radiation, make it necessary to protect patients from potential harm. In this study, we report a common case of excessive radiation exposure in healthcare. We named it “Radiophilia”. It can be defined as “unnecessary radiation exposure due to misunderstanding and underestimation of risk perception, risk conception and risk communication among healthcare employees involved in medical radiation imaging”. Radiophilia is not a term to describe a phenomenon, but it is an inconvenient truth that is not justified any way. We discus more on Radiophilia and address main reasons that may lead to this truth.

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