Nouf Abuhadi

Saudi Arabia


  • Research   
    Evaluation of Radiation Dose Received by Trauma Patients in Majmaah Area, Saudi Arabia
    Author(s): Yousif Mohamed Y Abdallah*, Nouf Abuhadi, Abdulrahman Alzandi and Tariq Alqahtani

    Background: Radiation exposure is the main hazard in medical X-ray investigations. The aim of this study was to evaluate the radiation dose received in chest x-rays for trauma patients in the Majmaah area. The results were compared with other national and international findings. Furthermore, the reference radiation dose level was measured for different examinations by conventional x-rays. Thus, conventional X-ray examination of trauma patients was investigated. Materials and Methods: Seven hundred patients were evaluated at King Khalid Hospital, Majmaah. The average and range of exposure parameters were 73.5 ± 9.1 (65.9–124.9) and 2.7 ± 0.71 (0.2–9.6) for X-ray tube potential (kVp) and current multiplied by the exposure time (s) (mAs), respectively. Results: The entrance surface.. Read More»

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