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Title: Scattered radiation risk to the lens of the eyes for staff involved in using mobile C-arm fluoroscopy unit: Which position is riskiest?

Cataractogenesis is something to be concerned by radiologist and radiographer who work extensively in fluoroscopy. The increasing use of fluoroscopy or interventional fluoroscopy has to come with safety awareness on scattered radiation risk for staff performing the procedure. This study is looking into the radiation risk to the lens of the eyes for staff involved in fluoroscopy using the mobile C-arm fluoroscopy unit. The Toshiba SXT-1000A and Alderson Rando phantom were used in this study. Based on the results, it is found clearly that over couch (OC) procedure is riskier than under couch (UC) procedure. The cathode bound area is clearly riskier than anode bound area especially for UC procedure. More doses (at least +1,568 % of safest position) are received by the lens of the eyes for staff standing at the cathode bound area especially the position opposite to the x-ray tube.
Authors:
; ;  [1] ;  [2]
  1. Agensi Nuklear Malaysia, Bangi, 43000 Kajang, Selangor (Malaysia)
  2. Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, 43600 UKM Bangi, Selangor (Malaysia)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22488985
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AIP Conference Proceedings; Journal Volume: 1678; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Faculty of Science and Technology 2015 Postgraduate Colloquium, Selangor (Malaysia), 15-16 Apr 2015; Other Information: (c) 2015 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
61 RADIATION PROTECTION AND DOSIMETRY; ANODES; CATHODES; EYES; FLUOROSCOPY; HEALTH HAZARDS; LENSES; OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY; PHANTOMS; RADIATION DOSES; RADIOLOGICAL PERSONNEL; X-RAY TUBES