2023 Undergraduate Research Showcase


Radiation Dose for Parents from Pediatric Holding

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Natalie Mourant


We researched the radiation dose delivered to family members who help hold or assist their children during chest x-ray exams and the dose varied with their physical location in relation to the x-ray tube. The constants are exposure factors, chest x-ray, the patient receiving the chest x-ray, exam room one, and source image receptor distance (SID). To test this, multiple trials of exposures on a baby doll while using a dosimeter were done in the different positions.

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