The use of extremity dosemeters in a hospital environment

Filip Vanhavere, D. Berus, N. Buls, P. Covens, Lara Struelens

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    a general overview is given on the use of extremity dosemeters, their calibration, the units and phantoms to be used. One of the major applications of extremity dosemeters is to monitor the personnel in a hospital environment. In nuclear medicine, brachytherapy and interventional radiology (IR) skin doses to hands and legs can be substantial. Here, we report on two studies that are presently being undertaken in Belgium. the first one tries to map the dose distribution on the hands, in function of the manipulation in nuclear medicine. some preliminary results are also given from a nationwide survey study for patient and personnel doses during IR and cardiology. The radiologists hands, legs and forchead are monitored during a whole range of procedures in different hospitals.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)190-195
    JournalRadiation protection dosimetry
    Issue number2
    StatePublished - 31 Mar 2006

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