Assessment of Radiation Protection Level among Patients at North of West Bank-Palestine | Abstract

International Journal of Medical Research & Health Sciences (IJMRHS)
ISSN: 2319-5886 Indexed in: ESCI (Thomson Reuters)


Assessment of Radiation Protection Level among Patients at North of West Bank-Palestine

Author(s):M. Aljamal*, A. Ayed and W. Shawahneh

This study was conducted to evaluate the radiation protection level among the examined patient in the diagnostic imaging department at different hospitals and centres at North West Bank of Palestine. The data were collected from fifty-nine (59) radiographers during the examination a total of 177 patients to check the practice of application of radiation protection among patients examined. A questionnaire that includes questions concerning radiation protection practices, procedures of imaging and methods of dose reduction to the patient’s applications was used. The results showed statically that the radiographers showed a good understanding of the issues concern to radiation protection in terms of choosing appropriate exposure factors, the beam collimation, positioning of the patient correctly, and a low number of repeated films or exams only. On the other hand, the main issue that needs to be investigated with high concerns that the radiographer never used radiation protection tools such as lead apron among all patients examined even if the same patient was examined many times. In conclusion, the survey results revealed that there is an infringement in terms of radiation safety of the patient who examined in different medical imaging centres in Jenin city and the authorized organization in Palestine must take responsibility by taking an action to prevent these transcendences to assure the patients were protected properly from unnecessary radiation during diagnostic X-ray examination.

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