The Study of Implementation of Safety Regulation for Children in Radiology Department
Journal of Cancer Treatment and Research
Volume 5, Issue 3, May 2017, Pages: 48-50
Received: Feb. 19, 2017; Accepted: Mar. 16, 2017; Published: May 24, 2017
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K. Ebrahim Nezhad Gorji, Radiobiology & Radiation Protection Faculty, Babol University of Medical Sciences, Babol, Iran
S. Z. Hosseini Motlagh, Radiobiology & Radiation Protection Faculty, Babol University of Medical Sciences, Babol, Iran
GH Ataei, Faculty of Paramedical Sciences, Babol University of Medical Sciences, Babol, Iran
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Abstract
During the last few decades in different areas of the world the cancer incidence in children has increased. Children are major users of imaging services. Since children are more sensitive to radiation therefore dose minimization for them is important. The aim of this study is to assessment of safety for children in diagnostic radiology units. This cross-sectional study was conducted in three public hospitals of Khoramabad Lorestan province. 385 check lists in Shohadaye Ashyer, Madani, Taaminegtemaei hospitals are investigated. The checklist has five items with various questions around radiation protection and safety related to patients. The information achieved by the checklists was recorded and entered into SPSS (version 22). Among the 385cases reviewed, 210 were boy (54.6%) and 175 girl (45.4%) patients. The mean age of patients was 6.14 years, ranging from 2 days to 12 years. Only Madani and Taaminegtemaei provided shield and warning posters. The use of shielding number in Shohaday eAshyer and Taaminegtemaeei hospitals is 87 (22.5%) and Madani hospital is 194 (50.3%). Patient dose reduction coincides with avoiding unnecessary exams, minimizing repeat images during exams, field size minimization and using appropriate shielding by performance this cases can be protect patient specially children. The use of gonad shielding in Shohadaye Ashyer hospital does higher rate than in Madani and Taaminegtemaeei hospitals.
Keywords
Radiation Protection, Children, Radiology
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K. Ebrahim Nezhad Gorji, S. Z. Hosseini Motlagh, GH Ataei, The Study of Implementation of Safety Regulation for Children in Radiology Department, Journal of Cancer Treatment and Research. Vol. 5, No. 3, 2017, pp. 48-50. doi: 10.11648/j.jctr.20170503.14
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