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Assessment of knowledge and awareness among radiology personnel regarding current computed tomography technology and radiation dose

Karim, M. K. A. and Hashim, S. and Bradley, D. A. and Bahruddin, N. A. and Ang, W. C. and Salehhon, N. (2016) Assessment of knowledge and awareness among radiology personnel regarding current computed tomography technology and radiation dose. In: 13th South-East Asian Congress of Medical Physics, SEACOMP 2015, 10 - 12 Dec 2015, Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

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Abstract

In this paper, we evaluate the level of knowledge and awareness among 120 radiology personnel working in 7 public hospitals in Johor, Malaysia, concerning Computed Tomography (CT) technology and radiation doses based on a set of questionnaires. Subjects were divided into two groups (Medical profession (Med, n=32) and Allied health profession (AH, n=88). The questionnaires are addressed: (1) demographic data (2) relative radiation dose and (3) knowledge of current CT technology. One-third of respondents from both groups were able to estimate relative radiation dose for routine CT examinations. 68% of the allied health profession personnel knew of the Malaysia regulations entitled 'Basic Safety Standard (BSS) 2010', although notably 80% of them had previously attended a radiation protection course. No significant difference (p < 0.05) in mean scores of CT technology knowledge detected between the two groups, with the medical professions producing a mean score of (26.7 ± 2.7) and the allied health professions a mean score of (25.2 ± 4.3). This study points to considerable variation among the respondents concerning their understanding of knowledge and awareness of risks of radiation and CT optimization techniques.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Dosimetry, Health, Hospitals, Radiation, Radiation protection, Radiology, Surveys, Tomography
Subjects:Q Science > QC Physics
Divisions:Science
ID Code:73354
Deposited By: Mohd Zulaihi Zainudin
Deposited On:21 Nov 2017 11:28
Last Modified:21 Nov 2017 11:28

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