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dc.contributor.author Nabasenja, Caroline
dc.contributor.author Engel-Hills, Penelope
dc.contributor.author Kotze, Tobie
dc.contributor.author Davidson, Florence
dc.date.accessioned 2014-07-01T14:17:53Z
dc.date.available 2014-07-01T14:17:53Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.citation Nabasenja, C, Engel-Hills, P, Kotze, T & Davidson, F. (2012). .Radiation doses for barium meals in the Western Cape South Africa. The South African Radiographer. 50 (2): 9-12. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 02580241
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11070/1261
dc.description Online (Sabinet) en_US
dc.description.abstract This study investigated the radiation dose received by patients referred for barium meal (BaM) examinations at three state hospitals in the Western Cape, South Africa (SA). Twenty-five participants (male and female patients) aged between 18 and 85 years and weighing 50 to 85 kilograms (kgs) were included in the study. The radiation dose to the participants was measured using a Dose-Area-Product (DAP) meter permanently fitted to the fluoroscopy equipment at the selected health facility sites. Measurements were done on digital fluoroscopy (DF) and conventional fluoroscopy (CF) units. The third quartile and median DAP values were 20.1 Gycm2 and 13.6 Gycm2 respectively. The median DAP value (13.6 Gycm2) is recommended as the diagnostic reference level (DRL) for BaM examinations because this value is less affected by outlying values of under or overweight [1]. The relationship between DAP and patient weight, fluoroscopy time (FT), the number of images recorded, and the employment of DF or CF units, are discussed. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher SA ePublications en_US
dc.source.uri http://reference.sabinet.co.za/sa_epublication_article/saradio_v50_n2_a3 en_US
dc.title Radiation doses for barium meals in the Western Cape South Africa en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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