Dr Abdul Rahman, Dr Fozia Hussain, Dr Khadija Mariyum
Introduction: Diagnostic X-rays represent the major portion of radiation exposure from artificial origin to the general population. Objectives: The main objective of the study is to analyse the local exposure level during adult chest X-Rays. Material and methods: This descriptive study was conducted in S.M.B.B, Medical University, Larkana during June 2019 to January 2020. The current-time product (mAs) values used in the examinations were collected by the technologists in the rooms included in the survey; prospective data collection did not change the routine workflow in the institution and did not involve any additional radiation exposure to the patients. Results: The data was collected from 100 patients. These values are essential parameters in the process of optimizing the dose delivered and the quality of the images. They are directly a function of the high voltage (kV) and the load (mAs). Conclusion: It is concluded that an improvement in practices, especially in relation to the technical parameters and protocols associated with strengthening the permanent radiation protection skills of radiological manipulators, could contribute to better radiological protection of patients in this radiology department.