Specialist registrar in Clinical Radiology
Plymouth NHS Trust
Dr. Patrick Rogers is a specialist registrar in Clinical Radiology on the Peninsula training scheme (South west), where he started in 2009. He graduated from Bristol University and completed the academic foundation programme in Bristol in 2009. He currently works in Exeter and is completing his Fellowship in the Royal College of Radiology.
Patrick will spend his time as a NICE scholar looking at patient's perception of the risk from radiation in medical imaging. Diagnostic imaging is being used with increasingly frequency within healthcare, and yet it is not without risks. The dose from a representative CT scan of the chest, abdomen and pelvis is about 10 millisieverts (mSv) for UK adults giving an average risk of fatal cancer of 1 in 2000 (Health Protection Agency). A recent American study stated that for a female, aged 20, 1/250 would get cancer from a multi-phase CT of the abdomen pelvis. The project intends to find out how the public could become involved in managing these risks. For instance, the question has recently been raised as to whether patients should give consent for CT examinations. Patrick intends to survey the public to help determine the merits of this approach, amongst other options.
This page was last updated: 25 March 2011