Assessment of Mean Glandular Dose (MGD) Received in Mammography Examination in Khartoum
- Department of Radiological Science and Medical Imaging, College of Applied Medical Science, Majmaah University, Saudi Arabia.
- Radiology Department, Cardiovascular Center, Madani, Sudan.
- Radiology Department, Elkawati Hospital, Khartoum, Sudan.
- Radiology Department, Alyasine Medical Center, Makkah, Saudi Arabia.
Diagnostic X-ray examinations play an important role in the health care of the population. These examinations may involve significant irradiation of the patient and probably represent the largest manufactured source of radiation exposure for the population. This study was performed in Dar Elalag hospital and Elkawati Hospital. This study performed to assess the Mean Glandular Dose (MGD) received in mammography examination using Robson’s parametric method and Dance’s additional factors. The parameters were recorded in this study were patient’s age, breast thickness, tube target filter and the exposure factors (mAs and kVp). The results of MGD values calculated showed that patient exposure was were significantly lower than the standard dose determined by IAEA. The mean MGD values calculated were 1.59 + 0.17 (p<0.01) and 1.63 + 0.22 (p<0.01) for Craniocaudal and Oblique projections, respectively.
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[Yousif Mohamed Y. Abdalla, Ali Hayder, Suha Mohamed (2016); Assessment of Mean Glandular Dose (MGD) Received in Mammography Examination in Khartoum Int. J. of Adv. Res. 4 (1). 198-203] (ISSN 2320-5407). www.journalijar.com
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