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Table 3 Comparison of costs/bag irradiated with external and internal procedures

From: Implementation of a new cost efficacy method for blood irradiation using a non dedicated device

  COSTS for External procedures (€/bag) COSTS for Internal procedures (€/bag)
Indirect cost (§) 8 0,65
Direct cost (°) - 0,23
Technician (Transfusion Dep.) (°°) 20,44 8,54
Technician (Radiotherapy Dep.) (°°) - 0,63
Dosimetric verification (°°) - 1,00
Cost for one irradiation to be corresponded to External Institute 38 -
Total cost for blood bag 66,44 11,05
  1. Note: (§) assuming also the cost of LINAC depreciation (100 €/h), the scanner depreciation (2 €/h); (°) including the cost of gafchromic films; (°°) see Table 1 and 2 for the time.