Calculation of radiation dose to the organs of interest of radiation workers during cardiovascular examination
A radiation protection programme is concerned, first of all, with controlling the environment and ensuring that adequate protective shielding is provided. Equally important, however, is the routine monitoring of the staff, which must be carried out continuously in order to ascertain that individual workers have not been unduly exposed and that the protective measures are effective.
Because human beings are not able to sense radiation, instruments must be used to determine the radiation level to which they are being exposed. Individual monitoring is the measurement of the integrated radiation to which an individual has been subjected in a period of time. Personnel monitoring device, being a small, rugged, low cost and tissue equivalent, if possible, without the need for high accuracy, brings down the choice to thermoluminiscent dosimeters (TLD).
This study will show the calculated mean skin dose to organs of interest of radiation workers during cardiovascular examination using the TLD to determine if they have exceeded the dose limit.