Characteristic evaluation of a real-time silicon dosimeter and measurement of entrance surface dose at radiography

Toshiou Fujibuchi, Hideyuki Kato, Masatoshi Hashimoto, Yukinao Abe, Takashi Kikawa

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Abstract

It is important to grasp how much radiation exposure has occurred through radiation diagnosis, in respect to patient explanations and radiation protection. In this examination, we used a patient skin dosimeter (PSD) that measures entrance surface dose (ESD) in real time using a fluoroscopy procedure. The PSD has the ability to display results beginning at 1 microGy. We focused our attention on the X-ray detectability of the PSD, and performed a representative evaluation with the X-ray equipment. We measured ESD under various radiographic parameters at our facility. Although the measurements were dependent on energy, we were able to measure ESD to within an accuracy of about a 5% error by putting a calibration value on energy. The PSD can measure ESD easily without requiring preparation. It is important to be aware of the exposure dose to the radiation staff, and the PSD is a very effective radiation dose-measuring tool when daily business is active.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)997-1004
Number of pages8
JournalNippon Hoshasen Gijutsu Gakkai zasshi
Volume62
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 20 2006
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine(all)

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