Determination Of Doses And Cancer Risk To Patients Undergoing Digital X-Ray Examinations At The Temale Teaching Hospital

ABSTRACT

Entrance surface and effective doses as well as cancer risk to patients for three common radiological examinations were estimated at the radiology department of the Tamale Teaching Hospital. The quality control assessment indicated that the digital xray equipment used, performed self-consistently in line with acceptable performance criteria. The study included eighty-two (82) adult patients undergoing three x-ray imaging modalities; Chest, Abdomen and Pelvis Examinations. From the study the mean entrance dose to abdomen and pelvis were found to be 0.6 ± 0.2 mGy whiles that of chest was found to be 0.2 ± 0.1 mGy. These were found to be lower than results of studies carried out elsewhere. The effective dose to patient was computed using PCXMC 2.0 software. The results shows an average effective dose of 0.036 mSv, 0.084 mSv and 0.067 mSv for chest, abdomen and pelvis examinations respectively. The risk of radiation induced cancer as a result to entrance surface dose was found to be 5.68 x 10-5 %, 1.58 x 10-4 % and 1.49 x 10-4 % for Chest, Abdomen and Pelvis examinations respectively. The third quartile values of the entrance surface dose were found to be lower than recommended diagnostic reference levels published by NRPB, UK and the IAEA for the examinations under study.


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APA

Aweligiba, S (2021). Determination Of Doses And Cancer Risk To Patients Undergoing Digital X-Ray Examinations At The Temale Teaching Hospital. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/determination-of-doses-and-cancer-risk-to-patients-undergoing-digital-x-ray-examinations-at-the-temale-teaching-hospital

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Aweligiba, Samson "Determination Of Doses And Cancer Risk To Patients Undergoing Digital X-Ray Examinations At The Temale Teaching Hospital" Afribary. Afribary, 06 Apr. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/determination-of-doses-and-cancer-risk-to-patients-undergoing-digital-x-ray-examinations-at-the-temale-teaching-hospital. Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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Aweligiba, Samson . "Determination Of Doses And Cancer Risk To Patients Undergoing Digital X-Ray Examinations At The Temale Teaching Hospital". Afribary, Afribary, 06 Apr. 2021. Web. 29 May. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/determination-of-doses-and-cancer-risk-to-patients-undergoing-digital-x-ray-examinations-at-the-temale-teaching-hospital >.

Chicago

Aweligiba, Samson . "Determination Of Doses And Cancer Risk To Patients Undergoing Digital X-Ray Examinations At The Temale Teaching Hospital" Afribary (2021). Accessed May 29, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/determination-of-doses-and-cancer-risk-to-patients-undergoing-digital-x-ray-examinations-at-the-temale-teaching-hospital