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• Exposure of the Swiss population by radiodiagnostic procedures in 2008. Contribution to the Final Report of the Dose Data Med 2 European Working Group. European population dose from radiodiagnostic procedures. Bly et al. Helsinki (2012).

• Assessment of the exposure of the Swiss population to computed tomography. Aroua A, Bochud FO, Meuli R, Ott B, Samara ET, Treier PR, Trueb P, Verdun FR. Oral presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Swiss Society of Radiobiology and Medical Physics (SSRMP). Biel/Bienne, 14-15 November 2012.

• Assessment of the exposure of the Swiss population to computed tomography in 2008. Aroua A, Bochud FO, Meuli R, Ott B, Samara ET, Treier R, Trueb PR and Verdun FR. Poster presentation presented at the Dose Data Med 2 Workshop. Athens, Greece, 24-26 April 2012.

• Automation of the collection of the frequency of X-ray examinations: a pilot study. Le Coultre R, Aroua A, Samara ET, Bochud FO, Verdun FR. Oral communication presented at the Dose Data Med 2 Workshop. Athens, Greece, 24-26 April 2012.

• National diagnostic reference levels for fluoroscopy-guided procedures in Gastroenterology, Urology and Pediatric Cardiology. Samara ET, Aroua A, Ott B, Trueb PR and Verdun FR. Oral communication presented at the Dose Data Med 2 Workshop. Athens, Greece, 24-26 April 2012.

• Interventional cardiology: the influence of the X-ray unit settings to radiation dose. E.T. Samara, J.-C. Stauffer and F.R. Verdun. CHUV research day 2011, Lausanne, Jan. 27, 2011.

• Harmonisation des questionnaires d'enquête sur l'exposition de la population par les rayons X en médecine : L'expérience Suisse. A. Aroua. Présentation à l'OMS, Genève 9 février 2011.

• Population exposure in diagnostic radiology: 2008 nationwide survey in Switzerland. E.T. Samara, A. Aroua, F. Bochud, J.-P. Vader, P. Trueb and F.R. Verdun. European Congress of Radiology, ECR-2011, Vienna-A, March 3-7, 2011.

• Assessing age & sex distribution of patients undergoing X-ray examinations. E.T. Samara and A. Aroua. Training course: Population doses for countries without national surveys. Sofia, 19-20 May 2011.

• Grouping of examinations and methods of re-grouping of categories: Introduction on categories of X-ray examinations in RP 154. F. Shannoun and A. Aroua. Training course: Population doses for countries without national surveys. Sofia, 19-20 May 2011.

• Exposure of the Swiss population by radiodiagnostics: 2008 Review. E.-T. Samara, A. Aroua, F.O. Bochud, P.R. Trueb, B. Ott, J.-P. Vader, F.R. Verdun. Presentation at the Dose DataMed II meeting. Sofia, May 17-18, 2011.

• The Swiss system for collecting population dose data and establishing DRLs: A web-based solution. E.-T. Samara, A. Aroua, F.O. Bochud, P.R. Trueb, B. Ott, J.-P. Vader, F.R. Verdun. 13th EAN Workshop. "ALARA and the medical sector". Oscarsborg Fortress, Norway. 7-10 June 2011.

• The exposure of the Swiss population in diagnostic radiology. E.-T. Samara, A. Aroua, F. Bochud, J.-P. Vader, P. R. Trueb, F. R. Verdun. Journées scientifiques de la Société Suisse de Radiologie, 98ème congrès annuel, Interlaken-CH, June 9-11, 2011.

• Patient dose assessment in radiology: From the dose per X-ray to the dose per examination. R. Le Coultre, E.-T. Samara, S. Coendoz, A. Aroua, F. R. Verdun. Journées scientifiques de la Société Suisse de Radiologie, 98ème congrès annuel, Interlaken-CH, June 9-11, 2011.

• Exposure of the Swiss population by medical radiology: The 2008 national survey. E. Samara, A. Aroua, P. Trueb, F. Bochud, F. R. Verdun. Journées scientifiques de la Société Suisse de Radiologie, 97ème congrès annuel, Lugano-CH, June 3-5, 2010.

• Nationwide Survey on Exposure of the Swiss Population by Radiodiagnostics: 2008 Review. E.T.Samara, A. Aroua, F. Bochud, J.-P. Vader, P. Trueb, F.R. Verdun. International Conference on Radiation Protection in Medicine, Varna-Bu, 01-03.09.2010.

• How do the X-ray unit settings influence patient dose in interventional radiology? E.T.Samara, A. Aroua, F. Bochud, J.-P. Vader, P. Trueb, F.R. Verdun. Journées scientifiques de la Société Suisse de Radiobiologie et de Physique Médicale, Wabern-CH, Nov. 11-12, 2010.

• Méthode de fluoroscopie guidée: réduisons-nous l'exposition du patient au long cours ? J.-C. Stauffer, Jennifer Mathieu, A. Aroua, J.-J. Goy, FR Verdun. XIXe Journées européennes de la société française de cardiologie (SFC), Paris, 14-17 janvier 2009.

• Patient Dose Management in Fluoroscopy: the Use of Dose Reference Levels. E. Samara, P. Bize, S. Binaghi, A. Aroua, Ph Trueb, P. Schnyder, F. Bochud, F.R. Verdun. Congrès de la Société suisse de radiologie, Genève, 4-6 juin 2009.

• Patient Irradiation During Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP). C. Nichita, A. Aroua, F. Verdun, P. Maerten, D. Velin, M.-A. Ortner, P.F. Michetti, G.O.H. Dorta. Digestive Disease Week, Chicago, 30 mai – 4 juin 2009.

• Fluoroscopy guided procedures: are we reducing patient exposure over time? E. Samara, F.R. Verdun, A. Aroua, F. Bochud, J.-C. Stauffer. Journées de la société suisse de cardiologie, Lausanne, 10-12 juin 2009.

• Introduction to EC Report Radiation Protection No. 154 methodology. A. Aroua. Réunion du Groupe 6 de HERCA (Heads of European Radiation Control Authorities), Oslo, 15-16 juin 2009.

• Surveying Population Doses from Medical X-rays: Update on the situation in Switzerland. A. Aroua. Réunion du Groupe 6 de HERCA (Heads of European Radiation Control Authorities), Oslo, 15-16 juin 2009.

• Criteria for Establishing the Shielding of Multi-Detector Computed Tomography (MDCT) Rooms. F R Verdun, A Aroua, S Beachler, S Schmidt, P R Trueb, F O Bochud. Third Malmö Conference on Medical Imaging, Malmö, 25-27 June 2009.

• Fluoroscopy-guided procedures in cardiology: are we reducing patient exposure over time? E. Samara, A. Aroua, F. Bochud A. Stuessi, R. Treier, Ph. R. Trueb, F. R. Verdun and W. Zeller. Third Malmö Conference on Medical Imaging, Malmö, 25-27 June 2009.

• Diagnostic Reference Levels in Cardiology and Interventional Radiology. Ph. R. Trueb, A. Aroua, A. Stuessi, E. Samara, R. Treier, F. R. Verdun, F. Bochud and W. Zeller. World Congress 2009 - Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, Munich, 7-12 September 2009.

• Diagnostic Reference Levels in Computed Tomography in Switzerland. R. Treier, A. Aroua, F. Bochud, E. Samara, F.R. Verdun, A. Stuessi, Ph.R. Trueb and W. Zeller. World Congress 2009 - Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, Munich, 7-12 September 2009.

• Exploring the Use of the Tarmed Coding System for Establishing the Annual Frequency of Medical X-Ray Examinations in Switzerland. A. Aroua, F.O. Bochud, R. Le Coultre, E.-T. Samara, A. Stuessi, R. Treier, Ph.R. Trueb J.-P. Vader, F.R. Verdun, W. Zeller. World Congress 2009 - Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, Munich, 7-12 September 2009.

• Shielding of Multi-Detector CT rooms: comparison of DIN, NCRP and BIR approaches. F R Verdun, A Aroua, S Baechler, P R Trueb, F Bochud. Journées scientifiques de la Société Suisse de Radiobiologie et de Physique Médicale, Basel, Nov. 19-20, 2009.

• Interventional radiology: management of high patient dose procedures. E T Samara, A Aroua, P Bize, S Binaghi, F R Verdun. Journées scientifiques de la Société Suisse de Radiobiologie et de Physique Médicale, Basel, Nov. 19-20, 2009.

• Exposure of the Swiss population from radiological examinations: a prospective study to estimate the examination frequency. R Le Coultre, R Schnyder, S Coendoz, E Samara, A Aroua, F Bochud, F R Verdun. Journées scientifiques de la Société Suisse de Radiobiologie et de Physique Médicale, Basel, Nov. 19-20, 2009.

• Management of radiological short-term complications in interventional radiology: how reliable is the cumulative dose. ET Samara, P Bize, S Binaghi, A Aroua, FR Verdun. 95th Radiological Society of North America, Chicago-USA, Nov. 28 – Dec. 4, 2009.

• Recommandations du Groupe DOSE DATAMED. A Aroua. Conférence de l'IOMP. Dubai, 14-16 avril 2008.

• Rencontre à l'OMS sur la "Global Initiative for Radiation Safety in Health Care Settings". A Aroua. Genève, 26-27 juin 2008.

• Septième Séance du groupe européen DOSE DATAMED. A Aroua. Münich, 22 juillet 2008.

• Radiation risk: how to manage it in cardiology. J-C Stauffer, A Aroua, FO Bochud, FR Verdun. Xème congrès Francophone de Cardiologie Interventionnelle
Paris, 1er au 3 octobre 2008.

• Fluoroscopy guided procedures: are we reducing patient exposure over time? J-C Stauffer, A Aroua, FO Bochud, FR Verdun. Xème congrès Francophone de Cardiologie Interventionnelle. Paris, 1er au 3 octobre 2008.

• Use of DLP for establishing the shielding of multi-detector computed tomography rooms. FR Verdun, A Aroua, PR Trueb, FO Bochud. 12th International Congress of the International Radiation Protection Association. IRPA12, Buenos Aires, October 2008.

• Use of radiography by the Swiss general practitioners. A Aroua, FO Bochud, P Schnyder, PR Trueb, J-P Vader and FR Verdun. 12th International Congress of the International Radiation Protection Association. IRPA12, Buenos Aires, October 2008.

• Frequency trends for various radiological modalities in the Swiss university hospitals. A Aroua, FO Bochud, P Schnyder, PR Trueb, J-P Vader and FR Verdun. 12th International Congress of the International Radiation Protection Association. IRPA12, Buenos Aires, October 2008.

• Review of recent national surveys of population exposure from medical x-rays in Europe. Wall B, Hart D, Mol H, Lecluyse A, Aroua A, Trueb P, Griebel J, Nekolla E, Gron P, Waltenburg H, Beauvais-March H, Aubert B, Scanff P, Pirard P, Sinno-Tellier S, Shannoun F, Brugmans M, Meeuwsen E, Stoop P, Olerud H, Borretzen I, Leitz W. 12th International Congress of the International Radiation Protection Association. IRPA12, Buenos Aires, October 2008.

• Guidance on estimating population doses from medical radiology. Wall B, Hart D, Mol H, Lecluyse A, Aroua A, Trueb P, Griebel J, Nekolla E, Gron P, Waltenburg H, Beauvais-March H, Aubert B, Scanff P, Pirard P, Sinno-Tellier S, Shannoun F, Brugmans M, Meeuwsen E, Stoop P, Olerud H, Borretzen I, Leitz W. 12th International Congress of the International Radiation Protection Association. IRPA12, Buenos Aires, October 2008.

• Patient dose during diagnostic and interventional cardiology procedures: A comparison between conventional and flat-panel digital systems. Stauffer JC, Aroua A, Bochud FO, Trueb Ph and Verdun FR. Contribution pour le Congrès annuel de la Société suisse de Cardiologie, Genève 13-15 juin 2007.

• Radiation risk: What you should know to tell your patient. Verdun FR, Bochud FO, Gudinchet F, Aroua A, Schnyder P and Meuli R. Contribution pour le Congrès annuel de la RSNA, Chicago 25-30 novembre 2007.

• Investigation of the fluoroscpy units used in radiology and cardiology. Aroua A, Trueb PhR and Verdun FR. Congrès AEIA, Vienne, 13-15 novembre 2006.

• Swiss National Reference Levels in Fluoroscopy. Aroua A, Baechler S, Rickli H, Trueb PhR, Vock P and Verdun FR. Congrès IRPA, Paris, 15-19 mai 2006.

• Radiation Exposure by Radio-Diagnostics in Switzerland: A Patient-Based Survey. Aroua A, Vader JP and Valley JF. IOMP's 14th International Conference of Medical Physics, Nuremberg, September 14-17, 2005.

• Investigation of a Selection of Dose-Intensive X-ray Examinations Involving Fluoroscopy. Aroua A, Trüb P, Valley JF, Vock P and Verdun FR. IOMP's 14th International Conference of Medical Physics, Nuremberg, September 14-17, 2005.

• Diagnostic Reference Levels: the Swiss situation. Aroua A, Besançon A, Buchillier-Decka I, Trueb P, Valley JF, Verdun FR and Zeller W. 11th International Congress of the International Radiation Protection Association. IRPA11. Madrid 23-28 May 2004.

• Patient exposure due to CT examinations: results of the Swiss Contribution to the European survey within the concerted action of the EU "CT-TIP". Aroua A, Bongartz G, Trueb Ph, Valley JF and Verdun FR. 11th International Congress of the International Radiation Protection Association. IRPA11. Madrid 23-28 May 2004.

• Population Exposure from Medical X-ray Imaging in Switzerland: the 2003 Surveys. Aroua A, Vader JP and Valley JF. 11th International Congress of the International Radiation Protection Association. IRPA11. Madrid 23-28 May 2004.

• A Simple Model for Establishing Exemption Limits. Baechler S, Aroua A, Valley JF and Zeller W. 11th International Congress of the International Radiation Protection Association. IRPA11. Madrid 23-28 May 2004.

• Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology: A Strategy for Introducing Diagnostic Reference Levels Taking into Account the National Practice. Trueb Ph, Aroua A, Valley JF, Buchillier-Decka I, Verdun FR and Vock P. 11th International Congress of the International Radiation Protection Association. IRPA11. Madrid 23-28 May 2004.

• A Swiss Nation-wide Survey on Dose-intensive Examinations Performed in Cardiology. Trueb Ph, Aroua A, Valley JF, Buchillier-Decka I, Verdun FR, Stauffer JC and Rickli H. 11th International Congress of the International Radiation Protection Association. IRPA11. Madrid 23-28 May 2004.

• Exposure in Dental Radiology: A Comparison Between Intra-oral, Panoramic and Tomographic Examinations. Baechler S, Monnin P, Aroua A, Valley JF, Verdun FR and Perrier M. 11th International Congress of the International Radiation Protection Association. IRPA11. Madrid 23-28 May 2004.

• Swiss Diagnostic Reference Levels Based On the 1998 Survey of the Population Exposure by Radiagnostics. Aroua A. Congrès SASRO/SSRPM à Genève, début avril 2003.

• Diagnostic Reference Levels for Dose-Intensive Diagnostic and Interventional Examinations Involving Fluoroscopy. Aroua A. Congrès "Strahlenschutz bei medizinischen Anwendungen" à Dortmund, le 14 Octobre 2003.

• Nation-wide Survey on Radiation Doses in Radiodiagnostics in Switzerland in 1998. Aroua A. Colloque SSK-KSR, Bâle, 22 janvier 2002.

• Use of and Irradiation from Lumbar Spine X-rays in Switzerland. Vader JP, Perret L, Aroua A, Burnand B and Valley JF. Conference on Health Information Systems Throughout Europe and Their Interaction with Public Health Policy Development and Actions, Brussels (2001).

• Grandeurs représentatives du risque en radiodiagnostic : concept et détermination. Decka A, Aroua A, Besançon A, Verdun FR and Valley JF. Actes des Journées scientifiques de la Société suisse de Radiobiologie et de Physique médicale, Sion (2001).

• Résultats de l'enquête sur l'exposition de la population suisse par la radiologie diagnostique et interventionnelle. Aroua A. Colloque Romand de Radiologie, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire du Canton de Vaud (2001).

• Enquête sur l'exposition par le radiodiagnostic en Suisse en 1998. Aroua A, Bossard F, Burnand B, Vader JP, Valley JF and Vock P. Congrès de la Société suisse de Radiologie, Lugano, Forum médical suisse, Supplément 3 (2001).

• Use of Lumbar X-rays in Switzerland. Vader JP, Perret L, Aroua A, Burnand B and Valley JF. Assemblée annuelle de la Société suisse de Médecine interne, Lausanne, Forum médical suisse, Supplément 2 (2001).

• Swiss Nation-wide Survey on Radiation Doses in Diagnostic Radiology. Aroua A, Vader JP, Burnand B and Valley JF. International Atomic Energy Agency, Proceedings of the International Conference on the Radiological Protection in Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, IAEA C&S Papers Series 7/P (2001).

• Swiss Nation-wide Survey on Radiation Doses in Diagnostic Radiology. Aroua A, Vader JP, Burnand B and Valley JF. 2nd EFOMP Workshop on "New Technology in Diagnostic Radiology", Technological Advances in Dose Reduction and Improving Image Quality. Vienna (2000).

• Enquête sur l'exposition de la population suisse par le radiodiagnostic : Résultats, aspects dosimétriques. Aroua A, Vader JP, Burnand B and Valley JF. Actes des Journées scientifiques de la Société suisse de Radiobiologie et de Physique médicale. Basel (2000).

• Swiss Nation-wide Survey on Radiation Doses in Diagnostic Radiology. Aroua A, Vader JP, Burnand B, Verdun FR and Valley JF. Proceedings of the World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, Chicago (2000).

• Swiss Nation-wide Survey on Radiation Doses in Diagnostic Radiology: Chiropractic Results. Aroua A. Proceedings of the Congress of the Association of Swiss Chiropractors. Basel (2000).

• Swiss Nation-wide Survey on Radiation Doses in Diagnostic Radiology. Aroua A, Vader JP, Burnand B and Valley JF. Proceedings of the 10th International Congress of the International Radiation Protection Association. Hiroshima (2000).

• Swiss Nation-wide Survey on Radiation Doses in Diagnostic Radiology: Preliminary Results. Aroua A. Congress of the Swiss Society of Medical Radiology. Bern (2000).

• Enquête sur l'exposition de la population suisse par le radiodiagnostic : Résultats, aspects fréquentiels. Aroua A, Vader JP, Burnand B and Valley JF. Actes des Journées scientifiques de la Société suisse de Radiobiologie et de Physique médicale, Zürich (1999).

• Enquête sur l'exposition de la population suisse par le radiodiagnostic : Méthodologie, aspects fréquentiels. Aroua A, Vader JP and Valley JF. Actes des Journées scientifiques de la Société suisse de Radiobiologie et de Physique médicale. Lucerne (1998).

• Enquête sur les doses en radiodiagnostic : Méthodologie, aspects dosimétriques. Aroua A, Vader JP and Valley JF. Actes des Journées scientifiques de la Société suisse de Radiobiologie et de Physique médicale. Lausanne (1997).

• Spectrometric and Microdosimetric Characterisation of a 238Pu-Be Neutron Source in Different Geometries at the CERN Calibration Facility. Aroua A, Grecescu M, Höfert M and Raffnsøe RC. 2nd Radiation Physics Conference. Menoufia (1994).

• Reference High-Energy Radiation Fields at CERN. Aroua A, Höfert M, Sannikov AV and Stevenson GR. 6th International Symposium on Radiation Physics. Rabat (1994).

• Reference Fields for In-Flight Dosimetry. Aroua A, Höfert M, Sannikov AV and Stevenson GR. Gemeinsame Jahrestagung Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Strahlenbiologie und Medizinische Physik (SGSMP) und Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Biomedizinische Technik (SGBT). Paul Scherrer Institute, Villigen (1993).

• A Compact System for Neutron Spectrometry. Valley JF, Aroua A, Grecescu M, Lerch P and Prêtre S. International Radiation Protection Association Congress (IRPA8). Montréal (1992).

• Test d'un spectromètre multisphere dans des champs neutroniques connus. Aroua A, Grecscu M, Valley JF and Lerch P. Annual Scientific Meeting of the Swiss Society for Radiobiology and Medical Physics. Luzern (1990).

• Measurement of Stray Neutron Fields Around Accelerator Radiotherapy Facilities. Grecescu M, Aroua A, Lerch P, Valley JF and Vylet V. Gemeinsamen Jahrestagung "Medizinische Physik 90". Göttingen (1990).

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