farshchiyan sina hospital
Hamadan University of Medical Sciences
All radiology centers use ionizing radiation. Among the various instruments used to measure radiation doses, thermoluminescence dosimeters (TLDs) and filmbaj are most widely used.
Using the information obtained from the filmBaj, radiation energy can be estimated .
Since the level of trust and awareness of the radiographers is significant to the results of the filmBaj ‘s dosimetry in educational and therapeutic centers, a comprehensive study on this issue has not been carried out at Hamedan province. Therefore, this study was conducted to determine the trustworthiness of the radiographers on the dosimetric results of the filmBaj.
Method and Materials:
In this cross-sectional study, which was carried out at the level of radiology centers of Hamedan-based educational-teaching hospitals in 1394, a researcher-made questionnaire was designed to determine the trustworthiness of radiation workers to the results of the dosimetry of the filmBaj.
To assess the validity of this questionnaire, the content validity index and content validity ratio were used. After collecting the questionnaires, the variables were extracted using descriptive statistics. Descriptive statistics were used to determine the trustworthiness of radiographers to the results of filmbaj dosimetry.
The content rate got a minimum of 0.85. The study reliability was 0.87. The study reliability was 0.87.
The results of the study indicate that the degree of trust of the radiographers to the filmbaj’s dosimeter results is low (38%). Also, there is no statistically significant difference between the degree of trust of the radiographers with the filmBaj dosimetric results (P = 0.13). Nearly all personnel have responded positively to the option “Their received dose rate does not match the results recorded in the filmbaj.
The results of this study show the low level of trustworthiness of the radiographers towards the dosimetric results of the filmBaj.