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Hoeschen, C. ; Orrison, W.W.* ; Klein, R.D.* ; Reichl, M.M.A.* ; Cartwright, P.*

Possible dose reduction by dose-rate measurements using mobile phones/tablets combined with tabulated imaging procedure/radiation doses.

Proc. SPIE 8668:866804 (2013)
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The purpose of our study is to demonstrate the effectiveness of using smartphones for measuring ionizing radiation and to combine the findings with radiation exposure from medical imaging procedures for recording individual annual/lifetime radiation dose and provide improved radiation protection. We developed an application for smartphones which can use the properties of the video camera chip in such smartphones together with highly sufficient statistical evaluation of the signals to detect ionizing radiation. We could show that this application can be used in a large range of dose rates from natural backgrounds to high dose rate pulsed radiation like in fluoroscopic radiation or CT investigations. We could also show that these kinds of systems might help to provide better radiation protection by advising medical staff to use radiation protection material in best dose saving ways.
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Publication type Article: Journal article
Document type Scientific Article
Keywords Optomization; Minimal exposure; Mobile Phones; Online dosimeters; Radiation protection material
ISSN (print) / ISBN 0277-786X
e-ISSN 1996-756X
Conference Title Medical Imaging 2013: Physics of Medical Imaging
Quellenangaben Volume: 8668, Issue: , Pages: , Article Number: 866804 Supplement: ,
Publisher SPIE
Publishing Place Bellingham
Reviewing status Peer reviewed