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Health Protection Agency
The latest survey on radiation doses to individual patients from x-rays in hospitals and dental surgeries between 2006 and 2010, shows that doses have fallen, but that there is still room for improvement. The team, which carried out the survey, compared representative X-ray doses to patients in 320 hospitals, (about a quarter of the total number of hospitals with diagnostic x-ray facilities), and more than 4000 dental surgeries (about a third of the UK’s dental surgeries). The HPA will publish an assessment of radiation doses from CT scanning later in the year.