NEXT (Nationwide Evaluation of X-Ray Trends)

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The NEXT survey program is a federal-state partnership that collects and documents x-ray  radiation doses patients receive.  Read the following pdf files for an overview of program and their latest data.

NEXT is run federally by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) Center for Devices and Radiological Health, and the results have been organized by the CRCPD (Conference of Radiation Control Program Directors).

  1. Overview   (PDF, 204 KB)

  2. Mammography results (1992)   (PDF, 426 KB)

  3. Dental results (1999)   (PDF, 126 KB)

  4. Chest  results (2001)   (PDF, 161 KB)

  5. Abdomen/Spine results (2002)   (PDF, 581 KB)

  6. Lumbosacral (LS) Spine Radiography Survey results (2002)  (PDF, 161 KB)

  7. Upper Gastrointestinal Fluoroscopy results (2003)   (PDF, 142 KB)

Last Revised: October 27, 2014