Evaluation of X-ray Exposure to Radiology Staff in Some Hospitals of Babylon Governorate

1Zainab Hasan Hussein, Nihad Abdul Ameer and Eman Shakir

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Abstract:

After almost all hospitals use X-rays for medical diagnosis now it have become clear that expanded or repeated publicity to this radiation is considered a danger, so it was important to distinguish or measure radiation by devices to protect the medical staff from unnecessary radiation. The aim of this study was to measure the severity of X-ray on the radiologist and calculate the weekly and annual dose equivalent in an clinical imaging radiology department in different Babylon hospitals. Therefore, the purpose of this work is to limit the amount of ionization levels in workers and to identify the effects of different parameters on staff dosages. The measurements will be done at three different locations, before and after the protective barrier inside the examination unit and the third one is outside in the corridor at eight Hospitals within the province of Babylon. The distances from the X-ray tube were (0,20,40,60,80,100) cm to Radiologist position. Determinants of radiation risk include not only radiation dose levels but also clinical workforce ages, intercourse and their location. These elements can decrease or increase the hazard of publicity

Keywords:

Radiation, Exposure, Imaging, Department-radiology, Babylon.

Paper Details
Month4
Year2020
Volume24
IssueIssue 5
Pages3159-3165