Journal of Medical Diagnostic Methods

Journal of Medical Diagnostic Methods
Open Access

ISSN: 2168-9784


Deivis Errada

Deivis Errada


  • Research Article
    Assessment of Personnel Dosimetry in Radiotherapy at Cancer Institute Guyana
    Author(s): Basmattie Sawh, Deivis Errada and Petal SurujpaulBasmattie Sawh, Deivis Errada and Petal Surujpaul

    The only radiotherapy facility in Guyana, located at Cancer Institute Guyana (CIG) has a linear accelerator (LINAC), potential to produce photons of 6 Megavolts and 6 electrons energies of 5,7,8,10,12 and 14 MeV. This research aims to evaluate the levels of ionizing radiation retrospectively received by the OEP in the radiotherapy facility at CIG for 5 consecutive years from 2010 to 2014 inclusively and to relate the findings to the national and international dose limits of 20 mSv/year, for both safety and regulatory purposes to avoid and/or reduce biological effects. The Occupationally Exposed Personnel (OEP) are routinely monitored by the quarterly genesis Ultra TD dosimeter authorized by Sierra Radiation Dosimeter Service. Even though the results were well below the National and International dose limit, the results produced a variation of more than 2.1 mSv with a minimum mean annu.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2168-9784.1000266

    Abstract PDF

Relevant Topics