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Title: Image quality evaluation and patient dose assessment of medical fluoroscopic x-ray systems: a national study
Authors: Οικονομίδης, Στέφανος
Χουρδάκης, Κωνσταντίνος
Καλύβας, Νεκτάριος Ι.
Καλαθάκη, Μαρία
Σημαντηράκης, Γεώργιος
Contributors: Τριτάκης, Π.
Μανουσαρίδης, Γ.
Βογιατζή, Σ.
Κηπουρός, Π.
Βόζιαρη, Αργυρώ
Καμενοπούλου, Β.
Item type: Journal article
Keywords: Screen-film radiography;Diagnosis, Fluoroscopic;Συστήματα ακτίνων Χ;Ακτινοσκοπική
Subjects: Medicine
Issue Date: 18-Jan-2015
Date of availability: 18-Jan-2015
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Abstract: This study presents the results from a survey conducted by the Greek Atomic Energy Commission (GAEC), during the period 1998–2003, in 530 public and private owned fluoroscopic X-ray systems in Greece. Certain operational parameters for conventional and remote control systems were assessed, according to a quality control protocol developed by GAEC on the basis of the current literature. Public (91.5%) and private (81.5%) owned fluoroscopic units exhibit high-contrast resolution values over 1 lp mm−1. Moreover, 88.5 and 87.1% of the fluoroscopic units installed in the public and private sector, respectively, present Maximum Patient Entrance Kerma Rate values lower than 100 mGy min−1. Additionally, 68.3% of the units assessed were found to perform within the acceptance limits. Finally, the third quartile of the Entrance Surface Dose Rate distribution was estimated according to the Dose Reference Level definition and found equal to 35 mGy min−1.
Language: English
Citation: Economides, S., Hourdakis, C., Kalivas, N., Kalathaki, M., Simantirakis, G., et al. (October 2007). Image quality evaluation and patient dose assessment of medical fluoroscopic x-ray systems: a national study. Radiation Protection Dosimetry. 129(4). pp. 419–425. Oxford University Press. Available from: [Accessed 30/10/2007]
Journal: Radiation Protection Dosimetry
Type of Journal: With a review process (peer review)
Access scheme: Publicly accessible
License: Αναφορά Δημιουργού-Μη Εμπορική Χρήση-Όχι Παράγωγα Έργα 3.0 Ηνωμένες Πολιτείες
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