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Swiss population exposure to radiation by interventional radiology in 2008.
Publication types: Journal ArticlePublication Status: ppublish
The aim of this study was to investigate the radiation exposure of the Swiss population to interventional procedures. A nationwide survey was conducted in Switzerland. The annual effective dose per capita due to interventional procedures was found to be 0.14 mSv, corresponding to 12% of the total dose. Coronary angiography and percutaneous coronary interventions were found to be the most frequent and the most irradiating interventional procedures, accounting for 52% of the total examination frequency and 64% of the dose delivered to the population. Switzerland stands at the same level as other countries in terms of effective dose per capita due to interventional radiology.
Data Collection, Environmental Exposure/statistics & numerical data, Humans, Internationality, Organ Specificity, Radiation Dosage, Radiography, Interventional/adverse effects, Switzerland
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