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Comparison of Exposure dose according to the C-arm Angle Change

C-arm 각도 변화에 따른 피폭선량 비교

  • 신성규 (동아대학교병원 영상의학과)
  • Received : 2011.08.03
  • Accepted : 2011.09.21
  • Published : 2011.09.28

Abstract

This study aimed to figure out the change of exposure dose to the radiologist according to the C-arm angle change. For the exam it was fixed with 101 kvp and 4.9mA for the exposure time with 3 seconds and 5 seconds respectively. C-arm Tube was located both under and over, then the average was taken after performing for 5 times with the change of angle from -30 degree to 0, 30, 60 and 90 degree. The detector measured in 160cm high from the position of the radiologist who operates the C-arm. The measurement was shown its highest result at -30 degree followed by 0, 30, 60, 90 from the highest order. Over tube method is higher than under tube method. Therefore, to reduce the exposure dose of the radiologist, it is required for using under tube method instead of over tube method. When the angle change is made, it is recommended to use the angle that tube is growing further apart from the radiologist. And it is also necessary to shorten exposed time as much as possible to create the same quality image and also to reduce the exposure dose.

Keywords

C-arm;Exposure Time;Detector;Exposure Dose

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