An audit of diagnostic reference levels in interventional cardiology and radiology: are there differences between academic and non-academic centres?

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Article: article from journal or magazin.
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Title
An audit of diagnostic reference levels in interventional cardiology and radiology: are there differences between academic and non-academic centres?
Journal
Radiation Protection Dosimetry
Author(s)
Samara E.T., Aroua A., De Palma R., Stauffer J.C., Schmidt S., Trueb P.R., Stuessi A., Treier R., Bochud F., Verdun F.R.
ISSN
1742-3406 (Electronic)
ISSN-L
0144-8420
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2012
Volume
148
Number
1
Pages
74-82
Language
english
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Publication types: Journal Article Publication Status: ppublish
Abstract
A wide variation in patient exposure has been observed in interventional radiology and cardiology. The purpose of this study was to investigate the patient dose from fluoroscopy-guided procedures performed in non-academic centres when compared with academic centres. Four procedures (coronary angiography, percutaneous coronary intervention, angiography of the lower limbs and percutaneous transluminal angioplasty of the lower limbs) were evaluated. Data on the dose-area product, fluoroscopy time and number of images for 1000 procedures were obtained from 23 non-academic centres and compared with data from 5 academic centres. No differences were found for cardiology procedures performed in non-academic centres versus academic ones. However, significantly lower doses were delivered to patients for procedures of the lower limbs when they were performed in non-academic centres. This may be due to more complex procedures performed in the academic centres. Comparison between the centres showed a great variation in the patient dose for these lower limb procedures.
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Web of science
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