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Extremity and eye lens doses in interventional radiology and cardiology procedures: first results of the ORAMED project.
Radiation Protection Dosimetry
Publication types: Journal Article ; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov'tPublication Status: ppublish
The main objective of WP1 of the ORAMED (Optimization of RAdiation protection for MEDical staff) project is to obtain a set of standardised data on extremity and eye lens doses for staff in interventional radiology (IR) and cardiology (IC) and to optimise staff protection. A coordinated measurement program in different hospitals in Europe will help towards this direction. This study aims at analysing the first results of the measurement campaign performed in IR and IC procedures in 34 European hospitals. The highest doses were found for pacemakers, renal angioplasties and embolisations. Left finger and wrist seem to receive the highest extremity doses, while the highest eye lens doses are measured during embolisations. Finally, it was concluded that it is difficult to find a general correlation between kerma area product and extremity or eye lens doses.
Cardiology/manpower, Cardiology/methods, Computer Simulation, Extremities/radiation effects, Humans, International Cooperation, Lens, Crystalline/radiation effects, Occupational Exposure/prevention & control, Questionnaires, Radiation Dosage, Radiation Monitoring/methods, Radiation Protection/methods, Radiation Protection/standards, Radiology, Interventional/manpower, Radiology, Interventional/methods, Radiometry/methods, Relative Biological Effectiveness, Risk Assessment, Thermoluminescent Dosimetry/methods
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