ENTRANCE SKIN DOSE (ESD) IN PATIENTS UNDERGOING FOREARM X-RAYS AT THE TARABA STATE SPECIALIST HOSPITAL, JALINGO, TARABA STATE
OJN Preprints | Physical Science | OJNPPps20041202 > This version is not peer-reviewed
Keywords:OJNPPps20041202, X-rays, Entrance-Skin-Dose, Radiation, Forearm, Exposures
This research is a means of quality control on radiation exposure because it investigates the rate at which patients undergoing forearm X-rays at the Taraba State Specialist Hospital Jalingo, Taraba State are exposed to through the measurement of their Entrance Skin Dose (ESD). The Entrance Skin Dose (ESD) for patients undergoing forearm X-rays was calculated using Edmond's 1984 formula for children with and without POP and adults with and without POP using X-ray exposure data collected for 40 patients, 20 for each age group and 10 for each category. The calculated Entrance Skin Dose (ESD) range from 0.2591mGy to 0.3440mGy for children without POP, 0.3487mGy to 0.4660mGy for children with POP, 0.35586mGy to 0.5980mGy for adults without POP and 0.5013mGy and 0.7526mGy for adults with POP. The maximum mean Entrance Skin Dose (ESD) of 0.5965mGy obtained is below the NNRA standard of 1mGy for a period of one year and does not pose any significant effect on patients undergoing forearm X-rays in the hospital. From the results, even though the estimated Entrance Skin Dose (ESD) is within NNRA's yearly limit, unavoidable exposures should be administered considering the NNRA's 5mGy for five years period when necessary while adhering to the ALARA principle of As Low as Reasonably Achievable.
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Iseh, J.A., Ignatius, C., Wansah, J.F., Akeredolu, J.B., Iyen C., Ocheje, J.A. and Onudibia, M. (2020). Entrance Skin Dose (ESD) in patients undergoing forearm x-rays at the Taraba State specialist hospital, Jalingo, Taraba State. OJN Preprints, OJNPPps20041202 (v1)1-8
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