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dc.contributor.authorNabasenja, Carolineen_US
dc.contributor.authorDavidson, Florenceen_US
dc.contributor.authorKotze, Tobieen_US
dc.contributor.authorEngel-Hills, Penelopeen_US
dc.identifier.citationNabasenja, C., Davidson, F., Kotze, T. et al. 2014. Dose reference level for barium enemas at state hospitals in the Western Cape South Africa. The South African Radiographer, 52(2): 21-25. []en_US
dc.identifier.issn0258 0241-
dc.description.abstractRadiation doses for barium enema (BaE) examinations were measured using dose area product meters at three hospitals in the Western Cape in South Africa. Thirty adult patients, aged from 18 to 85 years, weighing 50-90 kilograms (kg), were included in the study. The mean age and weight of the patients were 58.3 years and 68.8 kg respectively. The mean DAP was 28.7 Gycm2 and the third quartile DAP value was 36.5 Gycm2. The mass of the patients, fluoroscopy time, and the use of digital or conventional fluoroscopy equipment, were the factors considered for dose variation between the three hospitals. The recommended dose refer- ence level (DRL) for BaE at state hospitals in this region of South Africa is 36.5 Gycm2.en_US
dc.publisherSociety of Radiographers of South Africaen_US
dc.relation.ispartofThe South African Radiographeren_US
dc.subjectRadiation protectionen_US
dc.subjectdiagnostic reference levelen_US
dc.titleDose reference level for barium enemas at state hospitals in the Western Cape South Africaen_US
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