Estimation of adult patient doses for chest X-Ray examinations and comparison with diagnostic reference levels (DRLS)

H. Baş Mor, N. Altinsoy*, I. Söyler

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Abstract

The aim of this study was to evaluate the radiation doses to patient during chest (posterior anterior/and lateral) examinations. The study was performed in three public hospitals of I˙stanbul province with a total of 300 adult patients. Entrance surface dose (ESD) measurements were conducted on computed radiography, digital radiography and screen film system. ESD was estimated by using International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) model and Davies model which are the common indirect models. Results were compared with diagnostic reference levels from the European Commission, IAEA and National Radiological Protection Board. Although the results are compatible with the international diagnostic reference levels, they present variations between the hospitals. Dose variations for the same type of X-ray examination support the idea that further optimization is possible.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)377-385
Number of pages9
JournalRadiation Protection Dosimetry
Volume182
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2018

Bibliographical note

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Funding

H. Bas¸ Mor1, N. Altinsoy2,* and İ. Söyler3 1Çekmece Nuclear Research and Training Center (ÇNAEM), 34303 İstanbul, Turkey 2İstanbul Technical University (ITU), Institute of Energy, Ayazaga Kampusu, 34469 İstanbul, Turkey 3Turkish Ministry of Health, İstanbul Health Directorate, 34122 İstanbul, Turkey

FundersFunder number
3Turkish
2İstanbul
Institute of Energy
Ministry of Health

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