Paediatric dose measurements for chest X-ray examinations at Maternity and Children Hospital in Najran - Saudi Arabia

@article{Saeed2012PaediatricDM,
  title={Paediatric dose measurements for chest X-ray examinations at Maternity and Children Hospital in Najran - Saudi Arabia},
  author={Mohammad Kamran Saeed and Jawaher M. Al-Qahtani},
  journal={Australasian Physical & Engineering Sciences in Medicine},
  year={2012},
  volume={35},
  pages={215-219}
}
The entrance skin dose (ESD) of chest X-ray examinations for AP and PA projections of paediatric patients at Maternity and Children Hospital in Najran, Saudi Arabia have been obtained using DoseCal software. The majority of the results obtained show low measured ESD for chest X-ray examinations. The mean of ESD for the AP projection was found to be 37.5, 40.5, 41.3, and 52.3 μ Gy for age groups 0−1,  >1−5,  >5−10, and >10−15 years respectively. However, the ESD for PA projection was found to be… CONTINUE READING

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