Measurement of the air kerma using dosimeters embedded in an acrylic phantom in interventional radiology

Atsushi Kawabe, Koichi Shibuya, Yoshihiro Takeda

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Interventional radiology procedure guidelines and a measurement manual (IVR guidelines) have been published for the maintenance of interventional equipment with an objective of avoiding serious radiation-induced skin injuries. In the IVR guidelines, the positioning of a dosimeter at the interventional reference point is determined, whereas placement of a phantom is not specified. Therefore, the phantom is placed at any convenient location between the dosimeter and image intensifier. The space around the dosimeter reduces detection of scattered radiation. In this study, dosimeters (consisting of a parallel plate ionization chamber, glass dosimeter and OSL dosimeter) were embedded in the phantom surface to detected scattered radiation accurately. As a result, when dosimeters were embedded in the phantom surface, the air kerma was increased compared with that when dosimeters were placed on the phantom. This suggested that embedded dosimeters were able to detect scattered radiation from the phantom.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)39-46
Number of pages8
JournalIgaku butsuri : Nihon Igaku Butsuri Gakkai kikanshi = Japanese journal of medical physics : an official journal of Japan Society of Medical Physics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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