Radiation dose assessment for occupationally exposed workers in Malawi

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dc.contributor.author Chinangwa, G.
dc.contributor.author Amoako, J.K.
dc.contributor.author Fletcher, J.J.
dc.date.accessioned 2019-07-18T12:22:54Z
dc.date.available 2019-07-18T12:22:54Z
dc.date.issued 2017-09
dc.identifier.other vol.29(3):pp254-258
dc.identifier.other DOI:10.4314/mmj.v29i3.5
dc.identifier.uri http://ugspace.ug.edu.gh/handle/123456789/31551
dc.description.abstract Background The objective of this study was to assess individual doses received by radiographers, and the scattered radiation dose rate reaching the control panel in X-ray departments of three hospitals in Malawi, in-order to compare them against the internationally recommended limits. Methods Themoluminescent Dosimeters were issued to fifteen (15) radiographers to record their dose for a month. Dose rate measurements were recorded using survey meters. Results Average monthly dose for workers was 0.247mSv. Average ambient dose rate values were 0.39μSv/hr for Mtengo wa Nthenga Hospital, 5.03μSv/hr for Bwaila Hospital and 4μSv/hr for Kamuzu Central Hospital. Conclusions Dose levels are below the limits recommended by the International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP). © 2017 The College of Medicine and the Medical Association of Malawi. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Malawi Medical Journal en_US
dc.title Radiation dose assessment for occupationally exposed workers in Malawi en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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