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Assessment Of Diagnostic Multileaf Collimator For Cephalometric Exposure Reduction Using Optically Stimulated Luminescent Dosemeters

Assessment Of Diagnostic Multileaf Collimator For Cephalometric Exposure Reduction Using Optically Stimulated Luminescent Dosemeters

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NlmCategory="UNASSIGNED">A diagnostic multileaf collimator (MLC) was developed for diagnostic radiography dose reduction. Optically stimulated luminescent dosemeters (OSLDs) were used to evaluate the efficacy of this device for dental radiography cephalometric exposure reduction. The OSLD dosimetric characteristics for 80 kVp cephalometric exposure were first obtained. The batch homogeneity and reproducibility were 1.67 % and 0.18-1.58, respectively. Good linearity was obtained between the OSLD dose and response, and the angular dependence was within ±4 %. The equivalent organ doses for the left eye, right eye and thyroid were 41.20±6.58, 178.86±1.71 and 171.12±8.78 μSv and 36.80±0.33, 156.63±0.22 and 22.04±0.13 μSv for the open and MLC fields, respectively. The MLC-induced dose reductions for the left and right eyes of in field were 10.67±16.78 and 12.42±8.84 %, respectively, and that of the thyroid gland of out of field was 87±8.82 %, considering combined uncertainty. Therefore, use of diagnostic MLC for dose reduction during dental radiography cephalometric exposure is both feasible and effective.

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DOI: 10.1093/rpd/ncw080

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