Where is the best position to place a dosemeter in order to assess the eye lens dose when lead glasses are used?

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  • VUB - Vrije Universiteit Brussel
  • Chiyoda Technol Corporation

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The objective of this study was to evaluate the feasibility of assessing the eye lens dose when lead glasses are used, by attaching a small radiophotoluminescent (RPL) glass dosemeter to the lead glasses. RPL dosemeters were placed over and under the shielding of the glasses and their response was evaluated for a range of parameters, including irradiations in a standard X-ray beam and Monte Carlo simulations of a cardiac/radiologic intervention (scattered beam). For the specific situations taken into account in this study, the optimal position was found to be a dosemeter placed close to the bridge of the lead glasses, over its shielding.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)257-261
Number of pages5
JournalRadiation Measurements
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2017
EventSSD18 - 18th International Conference on Solid State Dosimetry - Marko Moscovitch School, Munich, Germany
Duration: 3 Jul 20168 Jul 2016


  • eye lens dosimetry, radiophotoluminescence, interventional cardiology/radiology, lead glasses

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