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Doses in the vicinity of mobile X-ray equipment in a children's intensive care unit.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10895550     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Most of the patients in the intensive care unit for children are newborns and infants having an infection of the central nervous system, with systemic septic and respiratory infections. Therefore, mobile X-ray equipment including mobile shields is routinely used for diagnosis of the respiratory tract, heart and endovascular catheterization. The aim of this work was to determine the radiation exposure to the children in the vicinity of the exposed patient in the same or next room. Three measurement runs were carried out with thermoluminescence dosimetry system. The results show that the homogeneity of the irradiation field is adequate, the exposure of children to radiation in the vicinity of the exposed patient in the same or next room is very low, practically in the range of the lowest detectable dose. The entrance dose on the breast of the patient was found to be 0.07 mSv. Therefore, there is no basis for the risk estimation of genetic, leukemogenic and cancerogenic detriment.
D Milković; M Ranogajec-Komor; Z Ivanovi-Herceg; Z Knezević; D Bozinović; I Zagar
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Collegium antropologicum     Volume:  24     ISSN:  0350-6134     ISO Abbreviation:  Coll Antropol     Publication Date:  2000 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-08-02     Completed Date:  2000-08-02     Revised Date:  2009-02-04    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8003354     Medline TA:  Coll Antropol     Country:  CROATIA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  235-40     Citation Subset:  IM    
Hospital of Lung Diseases for the Children and Youth, Zagreb, Croatia.
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MeSH Terms
Infant, Newborn
Intensive Care Units, Pediatric*
Radiation Dosage
Radiation Protection*
Thermoluminescent Dosimetry

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