To decrease radiation exposure to medical staff performing angiography, the dose distribution in the angiography was calculated in room using the particle and heavy ion transport code system (PHITS), which is based on Monte Carlo code, and the source of scattered radiation was confirmed using a tungsten sheet by considering the difference shielding performance among different sheet placements. Scattered radiation generated from a flat panel detector, X-ray tube and bed was calculated using the PHITS. In this experiment, the source of scattered radiation was identified as the phantom or acrylic window attached to the X-ray tube thus, a protection curtain was placed on the bed to shield against scattered radiation at low positions. There was an average difference of 20% between the measured and calculated values. The H*(10) value decreased after placing the sheet on the right side of the phantom. Thus, the curtain could decrease scattered radiation.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
- Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health