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Título: A survey in Portuguese X-ray fluoroscopy equipment: dose rates and image quality
Autor: Teixeira, Nuno
Coutinho, Guilherme M.
Trindade, Hugo R.
Cunha, Gilda
Carvoeiras, Pedro P.
Palavras-chave: X-ray fluoroscopy
Radiation
Quality control measurement
Image quality
Portugal
Data: Abr-2015
Editora: Oxford University Press
Citação: Teixeira NG, Coutinho GM, Trindade HR, Cunha GR, Carvoeiras PP. A survey in Portuguese X-ray fluoroscopy equipment: dose rates and image quality. Radiat Prot Dosimetry. 2015;164(3):354-60.
Resumo: X-ray fluoroscopy is essential in both diagnosis and medical intervention, although it may contribute to significant radiation doses to patients that have to be optimised and justified. Therefore, it is crucial to the patient to be exposed to the lowest achievable dose without compromising the image quality. The purpose of this study was to perform an analysis of the quality control measurements, particularly dose rates, contrast and spatial resolution of Portuguese fluoroscopy equipment and also to provide a contribution to the establishment of reference levels for the equipment performance parameters. Measurements carried out between 2007 and 2013 on 143 fluoroscopy equipment distributed by 34 nationwide health units were analysed. The measurements suggest that image quality and dose rates of Portuguese equipment are congruent with other studies, and in general, they are as per the Portuguese law. However, there is still a possibility of improvements intending optimisation at a national level.
Peer review: yes
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10400.21/4380
DOI: 10.1093/rpd/ncu271
Versão do Editor: http://rpd.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2014/08/25/rpd.ncu271.long
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