Anomalous dose assessment associated with film badge storage in a controlled area.

Title

Anomalous dose assessment associated with film badge storage in a controlled area.

Creator

Hedrick W R; Starchman D E

Publisher

Health physics

Date

2000
2000-02

Description

Higher than expected film badge readings were obtained for radiologic technologists operating computed tomography scanners. The cause of the erroneous dose assignments was determined to be improper storage of the film packet in the console area. Since the filter holder was absent during exposure, the overestimation of photon energy resulted in an incorrect conversion from optical density to dose. Film badges and particularly the film packet should not be stored in controlled areas where the radiation levels are expected to be above background.

Subject

*Occupational Exposure; *Photons; *Radiation Dosage; *Technology; *Tomography; Film Dosimetry/*instrumentation; Humans; Radiation Protection; Radiologic; Reproducibility of Results; Workforce; X-Ray Computed

Rights

Article information provided for research and reference use only. All rights are retained by the journal listed under publisher and/or the creator(s).

Pages

226–227

Issue

2

Volume

78

Citation

Hedrick W R; Starchman D E, “Anomalous dose assessment associated with film badge storage in a controlled area.,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed July 28, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/4260.

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