Debbie J Peet

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A patient dosimetry system using MOSFET technology (Thomson and Neilson Electronics Ltd, Canada) is evaluated for entrance surface dose measurements in diagnostic radiology. The system sensitivity for the standard MOSFET detector coupled to a high sensitivity bias supply was measured to be 1 mV mGy-1. Response of a new high sensitivity dosemeter was(More)
Sentinel node localization using an injected radiopharmaceutical and a gamma probe is performed in many hospitals. Employers have a duty to give appropriate training to staff who may not have been previously formally trained to work with unsealed radioactive sources. A study was performed to assess hazards and risks at all stages of the localization(More)
We describe the design of a fixed positron emission tomography (PET)/CT facility and the use of a simulated instantaneous dose-rate plot to visually highlight areas of potentially high radiation exposure. We also illustrate the practical implementation of basic radiation protection principles based on the use of distance and shielding and the minimisation(More)
Cardiologists are among the heaviest medical users of ionising radiation. This usage is growing in proportion to the expanding range of cardiac diagnostic tests and interventional treatments. The primary focus of cardiologists is achieving clear diagnoses as well as technically and clinically successful treatments. That has to be set alongside strong(More)
The attenuation characteristics of MagnaDense high-density concrete are measured using the x-ray beams from two Varian linear accelerators at nominal 6, 10, and 15 megavolt energies. The tenth value layers for the primary beam are evaluated under broad- and narrow-beam conditions. The attenuation of secondary radiation is also investigated. Measured data(More)
National guidance from the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine (IPEM Report 91) currently recommends that the patient dose for a panoral X-ray unit is measured as dose area product (DAP) replacing dose width product described in earlier guidance. An investigation identifying different methods available to carry out this measurement has been(More)
Three different hospital sites (Oxford, Sutton and Guildford) have performed sampling of their local sewage plant outflow to determine levels of radioactivity resulting from iodine-131 patients undergoing radionuclide therapies. It was found that a maximum of 20% of activity discharged from the hospitals was present in the sewage plant final effluent(More)
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