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Accession Number ADA566373
Title Calculation of Dental Exam Room X-Ray Shielding in Walls and Entrances.
Publication Date Aug 2012
Media Count 5p
Personal Author A. McUmber
Abstract The U.S. Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine, Radiation Health Consulting Branch (USAFSAM/OEC), performed an assessment of the x-ray shielding design of a newly designated dental exam room at the 113 WG/MDG. In accordance with AFI 48-148, Ionizing Radiation Protection, and NCRP-116, Limitation of Exposure to Ionizing Radiation, persons in uncontrolled areas should not receive a dose in excess of 100 mrem/yr. USAFSAM/OEC recommends using specialty shielding on all walls that includes 3.0-mm lead. The door and window should both be replaced with specialty fixtures that incorporate shielding materials equivalent to 3.0-mm lead. If these are used, the primary barrier design is sufficient to prevent personnel from exceeding the 100 mrem/yr limit (based on the supplied information and stated assumptions).
Keywords Dental exam rooms
Health care facilities
Ionizing radiation
Radiation assessment
Radiation shielding
X ray shielding
X rays

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 95C - Biomedical Instrumentation & Bioengineering
44H - Health Care Technology
57U - Public Health & Industrial Medicine
41I - Job Environment
46 - Physics
Corporate Author Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH. Occupational and Environmental Health Dept.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Consultative letter, 19 Jun-13 Jul 2012.
NTIS Issue Number 1307
Contract Number N/A

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