A patient dose survey for femoral arteriogram diagnostic radiographic examinations using a dose-area product meter.

@article{Thwaites1996APD,
  title={A patient dose survey for femoral arteriogram diagnostic radiographic examinations using a dose-area product meter.},
  author={J. A. Thwaites and Martina Rafferty and Nicholas Gray and James L. Black and Bernd Stock},
  journal={Physics in medicine and biology},
  year={1996},
  volume={41 5},
  pages={
          899-907
        }
}
We present a method for dealing with a complex radiographic procedure (which involves multiple radiographs and fluoroscopy) in an attempt to provide a simple way of calculating effective dose from which a general risk factor can be determined. A useful index of harm can be obtained by recording the number of radiographs in each region, and the fluoroscopy time, from which the effective dose may be easily calculated. A patient dose survey was carried out using a PTW diamentor for femoral… CONTINUE READING
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