Dosimetry audit plays an important role in the development and safety of radiology procedures. The need for dosimetric and geometric accuracy in radiology is well established1. Dosimeters are a form of radiation monitoring devices. They are used regularly for a number of key roles including both patient and personal dosimetry, environmental monitoring, spectroscopy, radiopharmaceutical and equipment checking.The film badge dosimeter or film badge is a personal dosimeter used for monitoring cumulative radiation dose due to ionizing radiation.The badge consists of two parts: photographic film, and...
Description of activity and work performed
To assess the local practice of wearing film badges during fluoroscopic procedures at RMI, Peshawar keeping the target as 100%.
All radiology personnel present during fluoroscopy should be wearing a personal dosimeter at all times.
All non-radiology personnel present during fluoroscopy should be wearing a film badge.
This was a blitz audit. In this audit, a survey was done from personnel working in fluoroscopy procedures in the departments of diagnostic radiology, interventional radiology and cardiology at RMI,...
Conclusion and recommendations
The results of the study concluded that 41.6% personnel wore the film badge during fluoroscopic procedures, out of which highest percentage was in interventional radiology and lowest in cardiology.
Radiology personnel should not be complacent about the dose they receive.
Radiation safety must be set up with the aim of reducing the dose accumulated by the medicalstaff, while ensuring a certain comfort during the interventions. A dosimetry monitoring of theexposed persons is required in order to evaluate the received dose. In case of...
Dr. Ummara Siddique Umer
MBBS (KEMC), FCPS (Radiology) , EDiR (EBR)
Consultant Radiologist & Assistant Professor of Radiology
Rehman Medical Institute Peshawar
Institution from which the work originated:
Rehman Medical Institute and Rehman Medical College Peshawar
5-B/2 phase 5, Hayatabad Peshawar, Pakistan
U. S. Umer; Peshawar/PK - nothing to disclose.
Z. Sohail; Peshawar/PK - nothing to disclose.
A. Nawaz Khan; Peshawar/PK - nothing to disclose.
S. Ghulam Ghaus; Peshawar/PK - nothing to disclose
S. Gul; Peshawar/PK - nothing to...
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