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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2014  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 15-18

Radiation dose measurements during hysterosalpingography


1 Department of Diagnostic Radiologic Technology, College of Medical Radiologic Science, Sudan University of Science and Technology, Khartoum, Sudan; Department of Diagnostic Radiologic Technology, College of Medical Applied Sciences, Taibah University, Almadinah Almunawwarah, Saudi Arabia
2 Department of Diagnostic Radiologic Technology, College of Medical Radiologic Science, Sudan University of Science and Technology, Khartoum, Sudan; Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging, College of Applied Medical Sciences, Salman Bin Abdul Aziz University, Al Kharj, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Mohamed Yousef
Department of Diagnostic Radiologic Technology, College of Medical Radiologic Sciences, Sudan University of Science and Technology, P.O. Box 1908, Khartoum, Sudan

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DOI: 10.4103/1858-5000.144652

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Objectives: Hysterosalpingography (HSG) is an effective method to evaluate abnormalities of the uterus and fallopian tube using conventional X-ray or fluoroscopy. The aim of this study was to determine and evaluate the radiation dose for females undergoing HSG during the reproductive period. Materials and Methods: This study conducted in three radiology departments: Omdurman Teaching Hospital, Alneelain Diagnostic Center and Asia Specialized Hospital. A total of 50 patients was studied from three hospitals, 20 patients from Neelain Diagnostic Center in range of (25-40) years, 20 patients from Omdurman teaching Hospital in age range from (24 to 43) years. The study duration was carried out for a period of 3 months, from March 2011 to June 2011. Patient dose measurements were performed using unfors dosimeter. Organ dose and effective doses were estimated using National Radiological Protection Board software. Results: The mean patient dose was 20.1 and 28.9 and 13. 6 Omdurman Teaching Hospital, Neelain Diagnostic Center and Asia Specialized Hospital, respectively. Ovaries and uterus have the highest dose compared to other organs. Conclusion: The results of this study are higher compared with previous studies.


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