PVC AS A POTENTIAL FILTER MATERIAL FOR IONISING RADIATION

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  • LAILA KALIDAH JUNET International Islamic University Malaysia, Kuantan Campus
  • ZAFRI AZRAN ABDUL MAJID
  • MUHAMMAD SYAHMI CHE OTHAMAN

Abstract

Introduction: Aluminum (Al) is a standard material that has been used as a filter for ionising radiation however for polyvinyl chloride (PVC) there is no solid evidence to support but has been recommended. PVC has been selected as a potential filter material due to it is a long lasting constructing material and very durable, which can be used in a variety of application. The purpose of this study was to observe the effect of PVC on entrance surface dose (ESD) values as compare to the standard X-ray filter of Al.

Method: The effect of varying thickness of the materials and difference exposure settings were observed and compared to each other.

Result: From this study, the percentage difference for both PVC and Al thickness is less than ± 25.00%.

Conclusion: The finding suggests that PVC has a potential to be used as one of the filter materials due to its ability to reduce the ESD value.

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Published

2017-07-01

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JUNET, L. K., ABDUL MAJID, Z. A., & CHE OTHAMAN, M. S. (2017). PVC AS A POTENTIAL FILTER MATERIAL FOR IONISING RADIATION. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ALLIED HEALTH SCIENCES, 1(2), 101–107. Retrieved from https://journals.iium.edu.my/ijahs/index.php/IJAHS/article/view/6

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