TITLE

Suitability of resin-coated photographic paper for skin dose measurement during fluoroscopically-guided X-ray procedures

AUTHOR(S)
Guibelalde E; Gonz''lez L; Va'''' E
PUB. DATE
October 2004
SOURCE
British Journal of Radiology;Oct2004, Vol. 77 Issue 922, p871
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The need for mapping skin doses during fluoroscopically-guided X-ray procedures has been described by a number of institutions and experts. Different large photographic or X-ray films placed on the patient's skin have been found to be useful for recording doses up to 1.0-2.0 Gy - depending on the film - and up to 15 Gy using radiochromic films. Though the upper limit of the film sensitivity is seldom exceeded during interventional procedures, the main disadvantage of the X-ray films is still the excessive sensitivity for long, high dose procedures. Radiochromic films show poor definition for doses below 0.5 Gy and are expensive. The goal of the present paper is to analyse the possibilities of using common resin-coated photographic paper for this purpose. Sensitometric curves obtained with different paper types processed in conventional X-ray film automatic processors demonstrate that some of them can be used with better results than X-ray films at a very low cost. Doses from about 10 mGy to near 3.0 Gy can be measured with good accuracy using a variety of glossy photographic papers.
ACCESSION #
16977589

 

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