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Occupational radiation monitoring and quality assurance in hospital X-ray departments

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by Andam, A.A.B.; Addison, E.K. (University of Science and Technology, Kumasi (Ghana)); Schandorf, C.(Ghana Atomic Energy Commission, Accra (Ghana))

Quality assurance is essential to any programme of diagnostic radiology, to prevent undue exposure of X-ray personnel and patients to radiation. This paper reports observations from a survey of some hospital X-ray facilities in Accra and Kumasi in Ghana, to find out about steps taken by X-ray workers to ensure quality control and administration in diagnostic radiology. The grid point method has been used to do a detailed study of scatter radiation levels of two X-ray departments in Accra. The iso-dose
rate contours have been analysed, and results show the importance of good design of X-ray rooms and provision of protective structures. (author).
Source/Report Journal of the Kumasi University of Science and Technology; v. 10(2); ISSN 0855-0395; CODEN JKUTDP; Jun 1990; p. 79-85; 6 refs.; 6 tabs.;
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Publ. Year 1990

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