2022 Undergraduate Research Showcase
 

Title

Effects of Prosthetics on Scatter Radiation

Document Type

Student Presentation

Presentation Date

4-22-2022

Faculty Sponsor

Natalie Mourant

Abstract

Our purpose was to determine whether the use of prosthetics put in place of biological anatomy can affect the radiation dose of the tissue surrounding the prosthetic. Our research could help determine if post-operative patients are at an increased risk of scattered radiation doses when prosthetics are used. This experiment could give rise to revaluation of setting proper techniques for these patients, and if different types of materials used in prosthetics are safer than those with higher atomic Z number values in regard to radiation dose.

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