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Title: Assessment of scatter radiation dose received by comforters and carers during digital breast tomosynthesis mammography.
Austin Authors: Kostidis, Michelle;Varcoe, Joshua G;Barnes, Peter
Affiliation: Austin Health
Austin Health, Repatriation Hospital Campus, 300 Waterdale Road, Heidelberg Heights, Victoria, Australia.
Issue Date: 27-Feb-2023 2023
Publication information: Journal of Medical Radiation Sciences 2023
Abstract: Mammographic imaging can cause considerable stress and anxiety for some patients and may require someone to remain in the room during the procedure to provide both physical and emotional support. As such, these comforters and carers (C&C) are exposed to ionising radiation. Limited evidence is available stating the radiation dose received during a digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) examination. This research aims to determine the optimal standing position for a C&C in the mammography room during a DBT mammogram that results in the lowest radiation dose, whilst providing high-quality imaging, care and comfort to the patient.
DOI: 10.1002/jmrs.649
ORCID: 0000-0002-0334-762X
Journal: Journal of Medical Radiation Sciences
PubMed URL: 36852488
ISSN: 2051-3909
Type: Journal Article
Subjects: breast
radiation dose
scattered radiation
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