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A dosimetry study for chest, skull and lumbar spine examinations in adults has beencarried out at two hospitals. The aim of the study was the assessment of adultpatient’s dose for chest PA, chest LAT, skull AP and lumbar spine APexaminations. The Entrance Surface Dose ESD and the Effective Dose ED foreach examination were obtained using DoseCal software. For each examination,different results were obtained at the two hospitals. At hospital A IFFHospital, the total number of patients studied was 140. The mean ESD valuesobtained for chest PA, chest LAT, skull AP and lumbar spine AP were 0.20 mGy,0.47 mGy, 1.25 mGy, and 1.61 mGy, respectively. At hospital B HGB Hospital,the total number of patients studied was 369 for similar examinations andprojections. The ESD values were 0.10 mGy, 0.28 mGy, 0.66 mGy and 2.47 mGy,respectively. The mean ED values at hospital A and B were 0.02 mSv and 0.01 mSvfor chest PA, 0.04 mSv and 0.03 mSv for chest LAT, 0.1 mSv and 0.06 mSv forskull AP, and 0.15 mSv and 0.26 mSv for lumbar spine AP, respectively. Theresults were compared with the European Community Reference Levels. Althoughthe doses were low, there was still a need for personnel training and nationalguidance on good practice for optimization of patients’ doses.

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Entrance Dose, Effective Dose, Dose Cal Software

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Mohamadain, K. , Habbani, F. and Ibrahim, S. 2015 Adult Patient Doses for Chest, Skull and Lumbar Spine Examinations. Open Journal of Radiology, 5, 44-49. doi: 10.4236-ojrad.2015.51008.





Author: Kouther E. M. Mohamadain1*, F. I. Habbani2, S. M. Ibrahim3

Source: http://www.scirp.org/



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