Radiation Enviroment in Selected Healthcare Centers in Palestine

Discussion Committee: 
Prof. Issam Rashid Abdelraziq /Supervisor
Prof. Allam Mousa /Co-Supervisor
Dr. Adnan Lahham /External Examiner
Dr. Mohammed Abu Jafar /Internal Examiner
Prof. Issam Rashid Abdelraziq /Supervisor
Prof. Allam Mousa /Co-Supervisor
Asmaa Abd Alkareem Shehade
The dose rate for X, Gamma ray and beta radiation flux density inside the control room and waiting room in the X-ray rooms have been measured by using Radiation moinitor, the measurements has been taking in the staff places, and at a height of 1 meter from the surface of the earth. The measured values of X-ray radiation dose were less than the maximum permissible dose for worker adopted by the Palestinian Ministry of Health in all tested rooms. The values of power flux density for frequency ranged from 200MHz up to 8 GHz, in some healthcare centers in Palestine have been measured by using Acoustimeter. The average values of measured power flux density were 2000µW/m2, 402µW/m2, 1262µW/m2 and 28µW/m2 in Arab Specialist hospital, Patient friends society, Salfeet hospital and Rafediya hospital respectively. The magnitude of electric field, magnetic field and the specific absorption rate (SAR) were calculated from the measured power flux density, which were less than the standard levels limitation of exposure to electromagnetic radiation EMR. The effect of EMR in operators health has been studied. Blood oxygen saturation (SPO2%), heart pulse rate (HPR), systolic blood pressure (SBP) and diastolic blood pressure (DBP) of the selected operators were measured before and after their shift, a significant impact does not appear in measured health parameter after exposure to EMR in radiology departments. Moreover, the measured values were within the standard values.
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