Eye dose assessment and management: overview.

Published

Journal Article

Some publications have shown that Hp(0.07) or even Hp(10) can be used as good operational quantities for X-rays in view of difficulties with Hp(3). With increasing awareness, there is tendency to use whatever dosimeter is available with correction factor to estimate eye lens dose. The best position for an eye lens dosimeter has been reported to be at the side of the head nearest to the radiation source, close to the eye. Recent studies have reported eye doses with cone beam CT (CBCT) both for patients and staff, and there are many papers reporting eye lens doses to staff in nuclear medicine. To minimise the dose to eyes, the user can take advantage of a feature of CBCT of projections acquired over an angular span of 180° plus cone angle of the X-ray tube and with tube under scan arcs.

Full Text

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Rehani, MM

Published Date

  • July 2015

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 165 / 1-4

Start / End Page

  • 276 - 278

PubMed ID

  • 25813481

Pubmed Central ID

  • 25813481

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1742-3406

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0144-8420

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1093/rpd/ncv048

Language

  • eng