Calculation of patient skin dose from diagnostic X-ray procedures.

  title={Calculation of patient skin dose from diagnostic X-ray procedures.},
  author={Paul C. Shrimpton},
  journal={The British journal of radiology},
  volume={58 689},
A recent edition of the British Journal of Radiology contained a technical note describing a simple and rapid method for the calculation of patient skin doses from diagnostic X-ray procedures (Edmonds, 1984). In his paper, Dr. Edmonds ingeniously reduced theoretical output data from the catalogue of diagnostic X-ray spectra presented by Birch et al (1979) to the single formula shown below in terms of six important radiographic parameters: X-ray tube potential (P, kVp), tube current (I, mA… CONTINUE READING