Assessment of dosimetric quantities for patients undergoing X-ray examinations in a large public hospital in Brazil--a preliminary study.

@article{Lacerda2008AssessmentOD,
  title={Assessment of dosimetric quantities for patients undergoing X-ray examinations in a large public hospital in Brazil--a preliminary study.},
  author={Marco Aur{\'e}lio de Sousa Lacerda and Te{\'o}genes Augusto da Silva and Helen J. Khoury},
  journal={Radiation protection dosimetry},
  year={2008},
  volume={132 1},
  pages={73-9}
}
The introduction of routine patient dosimetry to Brazilian radiological institutions is very necessary in order to meet national and international standard requirements for radiation protection. This work presents a survey of the air kerma-area product (P(KA)), the entrance surface air kerma (K(e)) and the effective dose (E) in common radiographic examinations during the routine of a large public hospital in the city of Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Results draw attention to the use of field sizes… CONTINUE READING