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Fatahi Asl J, Mirdoraghi M. Measurement of leakage dose in radiology department of educational hospitals of ahvaz university of medical sciences.. Paramedical Sciences and Military Health 2017; 12 (2) :36-41
URL: http://jps.ajaums.ac.ir/article-1-95-en.html
1- Department of Radiology, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Iran
2- Committee of Student Researches, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Iran. , Mirdoraghimohammad@yahoo.com
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Introduction: X-rays can be harmful for all people who come to the radiology departments. The present study aimed to assess or measure the leakage dose in radiology departments of Ahwaz University of medical sciences.
Methods and Materials: The current research was a cross-sectional study in which first, environmental dose of controlled and supervised areas were measured using Geiger-Muller dosimeter (model: DGM-1500; Finland). Then, information was sent to the checklist. Finally, the average of environmental dose was calculated. Data were analyzed using SPSS version 19.
Results: The average maximum of environmental dose based on micro Siverts in an hour include as following: 0.11were at C hospital, 0.92 at pass cassette of A hospital, 0.09 at controlled area and back of door of radiography room of A hospital, 0.88 at aisle of A hospital, 0.10 at back of door of radiography room of C hospital, 0.09 at pass cassette of E hospital, 0.10 at back of door of radiography room of D hospital. 0.08 were in the other areas of A, B, C, and D hospital.
Discussion and Conclusion: The environmental dose of controlled area was almost standard and acceptable in all hospitals. Annual monitoring activity that has been performed by hospital physical health authorities will assist to create a suitable work atmosphere for radiology staffs.

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Received: 2017/02/11 | Accepted: 2017/08/15 | Published: 2017/09/21

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