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Atamaleki A, Fallah Madvari R, Dolati M, Faramarzi M, Hokmabadi R, Younesieh Heravi M A et al . Compliance with Radiation Protection Principles in Radiotherapy Units. AOH. 2019; 3 (3) :395-399
URL: http://aoh.ssu.ac.ir/article-1-163-en.html
1- Ph.D Student of environmental health engineering, Student Research Committee, School of Public Health and safety, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran,Department of Environmental Health Engineering, Faculty of Public Health, North Khorasan University of Medical Sciences, Bojnurd, Iran
2- Ph.D Candidate of occupational health engineering, Student Research Committee, School of Public Health and safety, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, Iran
3- B.Sc, environmental health engineering, School of Health, North khorasan University of Medical Sciences, Bojnurd, Iran
4- B.Sc of occupational health engineering, School of Health, North khorasan of Medical Sciences, Bojnurd, Iran
5- Ph.D Student, Department of Occupational Health Engineering, Faculty of Public Health, North Khorasan University of Medical Sciences, Bojnurd, Iran
6- Department of Basic Sciences, School of Medicine, North Khorasan University of Medical , Bojnurd, Iran
7- Department of Radiology, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, Iran
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Background: One of the most harmful agents in hospital settings is ionizing radiation such as X-rays that physicians and other staff expose in surgeries and diagnostic tests. Therefore, the aim of this study was to measure X-ray dose in the diagnostic radiology units of hospitals affiliated to North Khorasan University of Medical Sciences. Methods: This is a descriptive-analytical, cross-sectional study, in which all of the hospitals' diagnostic radiology units including CT scan, mammography, fluoroscopy and radiography were studied. X-ray dose was measured by a dosimeter-radiometer device (MKS-05 Terra-P). The International Radiation Protection Association (IAEA) checklist was used to check the observance of the Radiation Protection Principles. Results: The results of this study showed that the X-ray doses in the CT scan, mammography, and fluoroscopy units of Bojnord Imam Ali Hospital were 0.16, 0.08 and 0.01 μSv/h, respectively. The doses of X-ray in the radiology units of Imam Ali (PBUH), Imam Reza (PBUH), Esfarayen and Shirvan Hospitals were 0.12, 0.12, 0.11, and 0.11 μSv/h, respectively. Conclusion: According to the results, the X-ray doses in the diagnostic radiology units of hospitals were lower than the standard limit proposed by the International Radiation Protection Association. However, it is proposed to use appropriate protective lead aprons to further protect the exposed staff in the units in question.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2019/02/8

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