In IR procedures, in order to evaluate the effective dose, the importance of the double dosemeter has been recognised, one worn above and one under the apron. Over the last few decades several algorithms have been developed to combine the readings of the dosemeters, however currently there is no international consensus on which is the best one. In this work, eight irradiations, corresponding to typical interventional radiology procedures, were carried out in order to experimentally verify the accuracy of the algorithms. The patient was substituted by solid water-equivalent (RW3) layers, while effective dose to personnel was calculated by TLDs inside the Alderson Rando phantom. The results show that most of the algorithms, with a few exceptions, are too conservative, however there are many factors which can affect their accuracy, so it is impossible to achieve a high level of precision in the evaluation of the effective dose.

67. Experimental validation of algorithms used to estimate effective dose during interventional radiology procedures

F. Campi;L. Garlati;O. Tambussi
2018-01-01

Abstract

In IR procedures, in order to evaluate the effective dose, the importance of the double dosemeter has been recognised, one worn above and one under the apron. Over the last few decades several algorithms have been developed to combine the readings of the dosemeters, however currently there is no international consensus on which is the best one. In this work, eight irradiations, corresponding to typical interventional radiology procedures, were carried out in order to experimentally verify the accuracy of the algorithms. The patient was substituted by solid water-equivalent (RW3) layers, while effective dose to personnel was calculated by TLDs inside the Alderson Rando phantom. The results show that most of the algorithms, with a few exceptions, are too conservative, however there are many factors which can affect their accuracy, so it is impossible to achieve a high level of precision in the evaluation of the effective dose.
Interventional Radiology, dosimetry, X-ray
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