Patient Radiation Doses assessment at Diagnostic X-rays Department of King Khalid hospital (KKH)-Majmaah: An open access journal publishing under license CC-BY 4.0 (Formerly as Current Medical Imaging Reviews)

Khalil Mohammed Saeed, Yousif Abdallah, Abdelmonen Suilman, Mohamed Omer, Sid Ali Ahmed

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Abstract

Background: The study was conducted on patients who received diagnostic X-rays in King Khalid Hospital (KKH), Majmaah. Introduction: The study included the seven most frequently performed investigations, which were carried out on over 1504 patients using digital radiography equipment. Methods: The X-ray tube's output and exposure parameters were used to calculate the effective dose (ED) and patient entry surface air kerma (ESAK). Additionally, based on these results, conversion coefficients were determined. This study also examined the 75th percentile distributions of ESAK and KAP. The findings of this research were compared with the findings of other researchers throughout the country and the world. The study presents the uncertainty U values, as well as the mean ESAK, KAP, and ED values. Results: The results of the ESAK, KAP, and ED values were 0.12-5.74 mGy, 0.9-1.84 Gy cm2, and 0.01-0.23 mSv, respectively. As a result, the dosages were much lower than those previously published for the European DRL, national standards, and other studies. Conclusion: The study concludes that during dose surveys, the importance of detecting and comprehending radiation doses, as well as the proper technique for taking the finest photos possible, can be emphasized to patients in order to assist them in avoiding radioactive particles and radiation exposure.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages11
DOIs
StatePublished - 15 Mar 2023

Keywords

  • Radiation doses
  • Diagnostic
  • X-rays
  • Patient
  • Radiation
  • Dosage.

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