Proposals for the type tests criteria and calibration conditions of passive eye lens dosemeters to be used in interventional cardiology and radiology workplaces

J. M. Bordy, J. Daures, M. Denozire, G. Gualdrini, M. Ginjaume, E. Carinou, F. Vanhavere

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    Abstract

    The paper is aimed at making a proposal for the type test and calibration of eye lens passive dosemeters especially used in the interventional cardiology/radiology (IC/IR). Starting from the only existing standard dealing with eye lens dosimetry using TLDs (ISO 12794), parameters such as, detection threshold, energy and angle dependence of response criteria have been reviewed and it has been tried to harmonise them as much as possible with the IEC 62387 requirements, taking into account the particular use at IC/IR workplaces. Conversion coefficients from air kerma to dose equivalent at 3 mm depth for RQR and ISO radiation qualities, employed for type test and calibration purposes, have been calculated in a new phantom introduced within the ORAMED (Optimization of RAdiation protection for MEDical staff) project. This phantom is more representative of the head so that the estimation of H lens by H p(3) is more accurate.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1235-1238
    Number of pages4
    JournalRadiation Measurements
    Volume46
    Issue number11
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Nov 2011

    Funding

    This study has received funding from the European Atomic Energy Community’s 7th Framework Program (FP7/2007–2011 – grant agreement n°211361).

    FundersFunder number
    Euratom 7th Framework Programme211361

      ASJC Scopus subject areas

      • Radiation
      • Instrumentation

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