Quality control of equipment used in digital and interventional radiology

J. Zoetelief, R. T M van Soldt, I. I. Suliman, J. T M Jansen, H. Bosmans

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Abstract

Digital and interventional radiology are increasingly important areas of radiology. Quality control (QC) of such equipment is of particular importance to avoid unnecessary high doses and to help to achieve good image quality. Within the DIMOND III project, equipment requirements and specifications for digital and interventional radiology have been formulated. A protocol for QC tests has been drafted based on various national and international recommendations. Tests are included for various parts of the imaging chain, i.e. X-ray tube and generator, X-ray tube control system, laser printer and display station, and image quality and patient dose. Preliminary tolerance levels have been set for the various tests, after initial measurements. To check the suitability of QC tests and stated tolerance levels, measurements were made at the University Hospital Gasthuisberg in Leuven for equipment used for paediatric radiology and a unit used for chest examinations. The results of the various tests are reported.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)277-282
Number of pages6
JournalRadiation Protection Dosimetry
Volume117
Issue number1-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 14 2006

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Interventional Radiology
Radiology
radiology
quality control
Quality Control
Quality control
X ray tubes
Equipment and Supplies
X-Rays
Image quality
Level measurement
Pediatrics
tubes
Lasers
Thorax
dosage
printers
chest
recommendations
Display devices

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Radiation

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Zoetelief, J., van Soldt, R. T. M., Suliman, I. I., Jansen, J. T. M., & Bosmans, H. (2006). Quality control of equipment used in digital and interventional radiology. Radiation Protection Dosimetry, 117(1-3), 277-282. https://doi.org/10.1093/rpd/nci739

Quality control of equipment used in digital and interventional radiology. / Zoetelief, J.; van Soldt, R. T M; Suliman, I. I.; Jansen, J. T M; Bosmans, H.

In: Radiation Protection Dosimetry, Vol. 117, No. 1-3, 14.03.2006, p. 277-282.

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Zoetelief, J, van Soldt, RTM, Suliman, II, Jansen, JTM & Bosmans, H 2006, 'Quality control of equipment used in digital and interventional radiology', Radiation Protection Dosimetry, vol. 117, no. 1-3, pp. 277-282. https://doi.org/10.1093/rpd/nci739
Zoetelief J, van Soldt RTM, Suliman II, Jansen JTM, Bosmans H. Quality control of equipment used in digital and interventional radiology. Radiation Protection Dosimetry. 2006 Mar 14;117(1-3):277-282. https://doi.org/10.1093/rpd/nci739
Zoetelief, J. ; van Soldt, R. T M ; Suliman, I. I. ; Jansen, J. T M ; Bosmans, H. / Quality control of equipment used in digital and interventional radiology. In: Radiation Protection Dosimetry. 2006 ; Vol. 117, No. 1-3. pp. 277-282.
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