ISSN: 1813-0410

Author : Abid Ali Baker, Hussien

Estimation of surface dose (skin absorbed dose) for the patient undergoing standards radiologic examinations

Hussien Abid Ali Baker

journal of kerbala university, Volume 3, Issue 3, Pages 260-267

Estimate surface dose (skin absorbed dose) for the patient who are examined by the X-ray (conventional X-ray)relative to different X-ray examination of the different parts of the body ,also to investigate the methodology used in the determination of the surface absorbed dose in diagnostic radiology. In kV X-rays for low-energy photons (tube potential up to 150 kV).The main parameters that which involved in this projects are ,tube potential(KVp),tube current and the time of exposure (mAs) .Different radiographic examination were enrolled in this project corresponding to different radiographic techniques (KVp & mAs) .Mathematical calculations were done to calculate the surface dose for the patient from the X-ray .The results show that the surface dose (skin dose) was differ from one radiographic examination to another depending on the radiographic technique that which applied .Mean surface dose were found to be within the established international reference doses. The results are useful to be used as a baseline upon which future dose measurements may be compared.