Measurement of Patient Radiation Levels During Chest X-ray Examination at Madonna and Nigerian Airforce Hospitals in Makurdi, Nigeria
  • Author(s): Franca Oyiwoja Okoh ; John Actor Ocheje
  • Paper ID: 1704888
  • Page: 586-590
  • Published Date: 09-08-2023
  • Published In: Iconic Research And Engineering Journals
  • Publisher: IRE Journals
  • e-ISSN: 2456-8880
  • Volume/Issue: Volume 7 Issue 1 July-2023
Abstract

This work seeks to measure the level of entrance skin dose (ESD) during chest posterior-anterior (PA) examination and compare results with standard diagnostic reference level set by International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and International Commission for Radiological Protection (ICRP). The Thermoluminescence Dosimetry (TLD) technique was employed with phantoms to measure the amount of radiation received by patients during routine PA chest X-ray examinations at Madonna and Nigerian Airforce Hospitals, Makurdi. The average ESD recorded at Madonna and Nigerian Airforce Hospitals were 1.810 ± 0.34 mGy and 0.963 ± 0.34 mGy respectively. These doses were found to be above the safe radiation dose limit of 0.4 mGy recommended for patients undergoing PA chest examinations. However, the mean skin dose at the Nigerian Airforce Hospital was within the safe limit of 1.0 mSv recommended by ICRP for members of the public.

Keywords

X-ray; ESD; Diagnostic reference level; TLD; Phantom

Citations

IRE Journals:
Franca Oyiwoja Okoh , John Actor Ocheje "Measurement of Patient Radiation Levels During Chest X-ray Examination at Madonna and Nigerian Airforce Hospitals in Makurdi, Nigeria" Iconic Research And Engineering Journals Volume 7 Issue 1 2023 Page 586-590

IEEE:
Franca Oyiwoja Okoh , John Actor Ocheje "Measurement of Patient Radiation Levels During Chest X-ray Examination at Madonna and Nigerian Airforce Hospitals in Makurdi, Nigeria" Iconic Research And Engineering Journals, 7(1)