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STUDY ON ENTRANCE SKIN DOSE AT PANORAMIC RADIOGRAPHY IN INCHEON, KOREA
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STUDY ON ENTRANCE SKIN DOSE AT PANORAMIC RADIOGRAPHY IN INCHEON, KOREA
Choi, Jung-Hyun; Kim, Sung-Chul; Han, Dong Kyoon;
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 Abstract
Recently, the use of panoramic radiography has shown a constant increase, and significant research is underway. However, radiation exposure attracts less attention in dental radiography than in other types of radiography. We used an OSLD for measurement of the entrance skin dose in eyeballs and the thyroid region, both of which are not covered by examinations but are included in radiographical regions and are sensitive to radiation, as well as orally in Incheon and reported the results. The entrance skin dose was 0.0282 mSv on average for the oral region, and 0.0259 mSv on average for the eyeball, and 0.0261mSv on average, for thyroid gland. While there is no proper shielding method for the eyeball, a thyroid protector is not used by most hospitals and most hospitals are equipped with an apron and a thyroid protector separately; thus, it is necessary to use an integration of an apron and a thyroid protector and medical device manufacturers need to develop a method for controlling the length of the slit in the slit-type area of radiation occurrence in order to reduce unnecessary exposure.
 Keywords
Panoramic radiography;Entrance skin dose;Optical stimulation luminescence dosimeter;
 Language
English
 Cited by
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파노라마 X선 검사시 차폐방법에 따른 Entrance Surface Dose 저감,최정현;김성철;한동균;

대한방사선기술학회지:방사선기술과학, 2015. vol.38. 3, pp.199-203 crossref(new window)
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