ISSN: 1813-0410

Author : Jaleel Ahmed, d

Assessment of skin radiation exposure for pediatrics examined by routine X-ray

Hussien Abid Ali Baker; Muthna Hassan Hady; Raa; d Jaleel Ahmed

journal of kerbala university, 2008, Volume 4, Issue 4, Pages 62-67

Assessment of radiation exposure during X-ray examination are of great importance in radiation protection field .Pediatrics radiology should be governed with high professionals techniques to minimize radiation hazard on children while they are examined by X-ray. The parameters which involved in this project are ,X-ray tube voltage, X-ray tube current and the distance between the X-ray tube and patient's skin(child).Different radiographic examinations representing different radiographic techniques (tube voltage and current)were recorded reflecting the variety in the radiation exposure value. computer program was used to calculate the entrance skin exposure .The results show that the radiation exposure was still below the value of risk at this time of exposure(ranging between 0.04-0.14 sec.).