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The purpose of this study was to investigate radiation doses in cerebral perfusion computed tomography (CT) examination. As a part of routine patient monitoring, data were collected on patients in terms of the skin dose and CT dose index (CTDIvol) and dose-length product (DLP) values. For the estimation of the dose to the lens a phantom study was performed.(More)
Cancer incidence estimates and dosimetry of 120 patients undergoing hysterosalpingography (HSG) without screening at five rural hospitals and with screening using image intensifier-TV at an urban hospital have been studied. Free in air kerma measurements were taken for patient dosimetry. Using PCXMC version 1.5, organ and effective doses to patients were(More)
The optimisation of patient protection was studied using a conventional film screen of speed class 200 and a rare earth film screen of speed class 400. The entrance surface dose (ESD) for the two film-screen systems was determined for patients undergoing some common diagnostic procedures (chest, lumbar spine and pelvis series). The ESD was the optimising(More)
The log file generated in the flat panel detector of a direct digital x-ray machine (General Electric, Haulun Medical Systems, Serial Number 8M0392) after x-ray exposure was used to acquire data regarding the entrance surface air kerma (ESAK) for some routine x-ray examinations. The data were collected for a minimum of 10 standard adult patients undergoing(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to determine the location of radiosensitive organs in the interior of four pediatric anthropomorphic phantoms for dosimetric purposes. METHODS Four pediatric anthropomorphic phantoms representing the average individual as newborn, 1-year-old, 5-year-old and 10-year-old child underwent head, thorax and abdomen CT scans. CT(More)
Medical physics has been an indispensable and strategic stakeholder in the delivery of radiological services to the healthcare system of Ghana. The practice has immensely supported radiation oncology and medical imaging facilities over the years, while the locally established training programme continues to produce human resource to feed these facilities.(More)
The International Basic Safety Standards requires that all personnel on whom protection and safety depends be trained and qualified. The Radiation Protection Institute of the Ghana Atomic Energy Commission has adopted a systematic approach to training those occupationally exposed to ionizing radiation in the course of their work. In collaboration with the(More)
This study investigated the effect of bismuth shielding on thyroid dose and image quality in paediatric neck multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) performed with fixed tube current (FTC) and automatic exposure control (AEC). Four paediatric anthropomorphic phantoms representing the equivalent newborn, 1-, 5- and 10-y-old child were subjected to neck CT(More)
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