Yıl 2018, Cilt 4, Sayı 2, Sayfalar 70 - 78 2018-04-04

Personnel radiation dose assessment using a novel dosimeter in the department of radiology and dentistry in a medical facility in Delta State, South-South Nigeria: Our experience in the last 4 years

Akintayo Daniel Omojola [1] , Michael Onoride Akpochafor [2] , Samuel Olaolu Adeneye [3] , Ukeme Pius Aniekop [4] , Margaret Idongesit Anizor [5] , Mary-Ann Etim Ekpo [6] , Chibuzor Bede Madu [7]

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Objectives. Large percentages of X-ray facilities in Nigeria do not use radiation monitoring device; a few percentage that use them do not evaluate or carryout out assessment programs to ascertain the detriment to occupationally exposed workers. This study was aimed at evaluating dose reports from 2013 to 2016 for personnel who operate  radiation facilities and those that work within radiation field during certain X-ray procedures/examinations in the department of radiology and dentistry respectively; to ascertain if there is correlation between personnel dose and workload in both department and to determine if dose records are within acceptable limit recommended by the international atomic energy agency (IAEA) safety series. Methods. Direct ion storage (DIS) dosimeter was used for a total of 35 occupationally exposed personnel who work in the department of radiology and dentistry. The DIS dosimeter was read every two months and results were authomatically saved on the instadoseTM platform. Results. The mean (total) dose in radiology department for the first, second, third and fourth year was 0.17 ± 0.08 (3.52) mSv, 0.08 ± 0.03 (0.77) mSv, 0.07 ± 0.04 (0.72) mSv and 0.07 ± 0.05 (0.55) mSv and in Dentistry was 0.08 ± 0.02 (0.73) mSv, 0.05 ± 0.02 (0.42) mSv, 0.05 ± 0.02 (0.24) mSv and 0.07 ± 0.04 (0.34) mSv; respectively. There was significant difference in mean personnel dose from 2013-2016 in Radiology (p = 0.028) and in Dentistry Department (p = 0.004). Correlation of workload and personnel dose in Radiology (p = 0.240) and Dentistry Department (p = 0.765) wasn’t significant. There was no correlation in mean dose between both department (p = 0.256). Conclusion. Overall mean dose in both department for occupationally exposed personnel were below IAEA annual dose limit of 20 mSv averaged over a period of 5 consecutive years. Dose reports of personnel in both department reduced as the year progressed due to radiation safety awareness.

Direct ion storage dosimeter, ion-chamber, panoramic, cephalometric, workload
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Yazar: Akintayo Daniel Omojola (Sorumlu Yazar)
E-posta: akintayoomojola@gmail.com
Kurum: Department of Radiology, Federal Medical Centre Asaba, Delta State
Ülke: Nigeria


Yazar: Michael Onoride Akpochafor
E-posta: akpochafor@yahoo.com
Kurum: Department of Radiation Biology, Radiotherapy, Radiodiagnosis and Radiography, College of Medicine, Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Idi-Araba, Lagos
Ülke: Nigeria


Yazar: Samuel Olaolu Adeneye
E-posta: asokjune@gmail.com
Kurum: Department of Radiation Biology, Radiotherapy, Radiodiagnosis and Radiography, College of Medicine, Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Idi-Araba, Lagos
Ülke: Nigeria


Yazar: Ukeme Pius Aniekop
E-posta: ukmailfreak@gmail.com
Kurum: Department of Radiology, Federal Medical Centre Asaba, Delta State
Ülke: Nigeria


Yazar: Margaret Idongesit Anizor
E-posta: idonganizor@gmail.com
Kurum: Department of Radiology, Federal Medical Centre Asaba, Delta State
Ülke: Nigeria


Yazar: Mary-Ann Etim Ekpo
E-posta: maryannekpo2013@gmail.com
Kurum: Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Oyo State
Ülke: Nigeria


Yazar: Chibuzor Bede Madu
E-posta: madubede@gmail.com
Kurum: Department of Radiology, Medical Physics Unit, University College Hospital, Ibadan, Oyo State
Ülke: Nigeria


Bibtex @araştırma makalesi { eurj364193, journal = {The European Research Journal}, issn = {}, address = {Sağlık Araştırmaları ve Stratejileri Derneği}, year = {2018}, volume = {4}, pages = {70 - 78}, doi = {10.18621/eurj.364193}, title = {Personnel radiation dose assessment using a novel dosimeter in the department of radiology and dentistry in a medical facility in Delta State, South-South Nigeria: Our experience in the last 4 years}, key = {cite}, author = {Aniekop, Ukeme Pius and Adeneye, Samuel Olaolu and Akpochafor, Michael Onoride and Ekpo, Mary-Ann Etim and Anizor, Margaret Idongesit and Madu, Chibuzor Bede and Omojola, Akintayo Daniel} }
APA Omojola, A , Akpochafor, M , Adeneye, S , Aniekop, U , Anizor, M , Ekpo, M , Madu, C . (2018). Personnel radiation dose assessment using a novel dosimeter in the department of radiology and dentistry in a medical facility in Delta State, South-South Nigeria: Our experience in the last 4 years. The European Research Journal, 4 (2), 70-78. DOI: 10.18621/eurj.364193
MLA Omojola, A , Akpochafor, M , Adeneye, S , Aniekop, U , Anizor, M , Ekpo, M , Madu, C . "Personnel radiation dose assessment using a novel dosimeter in the department of radiology and dentistry in a medical facility in Delta State, South-South Nigeria: Our experience in the last 4 years". The European Research Journal 4 (2018): 70-78 <http://dergipark.gov.tr/eurj/issue/32986/364193>
Chicago Omojola, A , Akpochafor, M , Adeneye, S , Aniekop, U , Anizor, M , Ekpo, M , Madu, C . "Personnel radiation dose assessment using a novel dosimeter in the department of radiology and dentistry in a medical facility in Delta State, South-South Nigeria: Our experience in the last 4 years". The European Research Journal 4 (2018): 70-78
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