Volume 15, Number 49 (Sep 2005)                   J Mazandaran Univ Med Sci 2005, 15(49): 69-76 | Back to browse issues page


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Rahimi S, Salar S. A study on the Performance of Recommended Standards in the Diagnostic Radiology Units of the Hospitals Affiliated to the Mazandaran University of Medical sciences. J Mazandaran Univ Med Sci. 2005; 15 (49) :69-76
URL: http://jmums.mazums.ac.ir/article-1-793-en.html

Abstract:   (13868 Views)
Background and purpose: As radiography units of hospitals are normaly expensive and ever evolving, keeping them up to national and international standard are important. The purpose of this study was to study the conditions of radiology units and compare them with the ICRU NCRP and ICRP standards.
Materials and methods : Different variables have been considered to evaluate the conditions of diagnostic radiology unit. Referring to the latest standard, questionnaire was designed composing of there sections about a: space provided, b: personal data and protective device for patients and staff C: and radiology instrument and dark room devices. Detective dosimeter and thermometer were used too. The collected data were compared with the standards in order to qualitatively evaluate the instruments.
Results : Data were collected through observation, interviewing and questionnaire. Results show that the situations of the radiology units are 50% of international standard. The results showed that, none of the dark rooms are standard, and are not equipped with proper alarming signal. In 63% of these units there was no filing system on staff protection against radiation. The observed defects in radiography room, protective barrier and rays leakage were 60%, 51% and 47% respectively.
Conclusion : Considering the obtained data, periodic supervisions are necessary in order to obtain high quality images.
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