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Reduction of Backscattered Radiation in an X-Ray Room by Using Fabricated Iron Steel Grid

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ABSTRACT

This study aims to improve a way for reducing backscattered radiation in an X-ray room. An iron steel grid, capable to absorb a significant portion of the backscattered radiation, was used. X-ray machine as a source for radiation was directed normally on the phantom, and the backscattered radiation was measured by using ion chamber. The measurements were recorded at various applied voltages (60 kvp to 120 kvp) and the fabricated grid was designed from iron steel constructed of perpendicular parallel strips mounted on a base. The results indicated that the use of iron steel grid was very effective in the reduction of backscattered radiation in an X-ray room up to about 46% by using fabricated iron steel grid.

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A. Naji and M. Jaafar, "Reduction of Backscattered Radiation in an X-Ray Room by Using Fabricated Iron Steel Grid," Advances in Materials Physics and Chemistry, Vol. 3 No. 3, 2013, pp. 191-193. doi: 10.4236/ampc.2013.33027.

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