ISSN: 1813-0410

Author : Abid Ali Baker, Hussien

Estimation of entrance skin exposure for patients undergoing fluoroscopic examination in extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy(ESWL)

Hussien Abid Ali Baker; Talib Abdul AlRudah; Muthna Hassan Hady

journal of kerbala university, 2007, Volume 3, Issue 4, Pages 173-176

Localization of renal stone in extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy (ESWL) involving the use of fluoroscopic examination before the destruction of renal stones ,that which offering high exposure to the X-ray which in return contribute to high patient dose. Rad Pro software had been used to calculate the patient entrance exposure(mR).33 casa were enrolled in this project (19 male and 14 female ).Different radiographic techniques (X-ray tube voltage and current) were used representing different patients conditions (body weight and size) that which input to the software to calculate entrance skin exposure .The results obtained was significantly very high when compared with international diagnostic level.