Assessment Of Mean Glandular Dose To Patients From Digital Mammography Systems

ABSTRACT

Mean glandular dose assessment of patients undergoing digital mammography examination has been done. A total of 297 patient data was used for the study. Basic Quality Control tests were done to ascertain the performance of the equipment used. The results of Quality Control tests indicated that the three Mammography units used for this study were functioning within the internationally acceptable performance criteria. Patients with a breast thickness of 30 mm within the two age groups of .40-49 yrs and 50- 64 yrs received doses slightly higher than the acceptable dose levels. A patient in the category 40-49 yrs with breast thickness of 30 mm received 1.83 mGy as calculated Mean Glandular Dose, 2.10 mGy was the recorded dose and 1.58 mGy was recorded under the age group 50-64 yrs. These values have deviated by -22%, -40%, and -5.33% respectively from 1.5 mGy which is the recommended dose for a breast thickness of 30 mm. Also patients with breast thickness of 70 mm under the age group 40–49 yrs had a recorded dose of 6.58 mGy, which deviated by -1.21% from the recommended value of 6.5 mGy for that breast thickness. Aside these values, all the other values were within the recommended dose values. The percentage deviation between the recommended values and the calculated values was within ±25% which was a working limit that was set for this work. Doses delivered by the Full-field Digital mammography equipment were higher than doses delivered by the Computered Radiography equipment. The calculated Mean Glandular Doses for the three facilities were within recommended dose values. 

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APA

PWAMANG, C (2021). Assessment Of Mean Glandular Dose To Patients From Digital Mammography Systems. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/assessment-of-mean-glandular-dose-to-patients-from-digital-mammography-systems

MLA 8th

PWAMANG, CAROLINE "Assessment Of Mean Glandular Dose To Patients From Digital Mammography Systems" Afribary. Afribary, 26 May. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/assessment-of-mean-glandular-dose-to-patients-from-digital-mammography-systems. Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

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PWAMANG, CAROLINE . "Assessment Of Mean Glandular Dose To Patients From Digital Mammography Systems". Afribary, Afribary, 26 May. 2021. Web. 13 Jul. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/assessment-of-mean-glandular-dose-to-patients-from-digital-mammography-systems >.

Chicago

PWAMANG, CAROLINE . "Assessment Of Mean Glandular Dose To Patients From Digital Mammography Systems" Afribary (2021). Accessed July 13, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/assessment-of-mean-glandular-dose-to-patients-from-digital-mammography-systems