Doses to patients in interventional cardiology

A. Benini, F. Pedersen, E. Jorgensen, S. Helqvist, L. Sondergaard, H. Kelbak, K. Saunamaki

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    Abstrakt

    The growing number of interventional procedures in cardiology, as well as their increasing complexity level, require more attention to be paid to doses delivered to patients and to operators. In this paper the focus is on doses to patients. Due to an appropriate use of protective devices, the workers have kept their personal doses within the recommended levels. At the Cath. Lab. of the Heart Centre of Rigshospitalet in Copenhagen there are 7 angiography units of the latest model, all of them equipped with a dose area product meter (DAP). A computerized data base archive is operating from 1998. The DAP values of more than 51.000 coronary angiographies, more than 18.000 percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI) and more than 700 congenital heart diseases have been examined. DAP values have been evaluated versus intervention complexity levels, patients' body mass indexes and operators. Interventions with particularly high DAP values have been looked at separately. As expected there is correlation of DAP values with complexity indexes and patients body masses. There is also a clear difference related to the various operators, showing that there is room for improvement in the creation of awareness regarding radiation doses.

    OriginalsprogEngelsk
    TitelWorld Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering
    UndertitelRadiation Protection and Dosimetry, Biological Effects of Radiation
    Sider209-210
    Antal sider2
    Udgave3
    DOI
    StatusUdgivet - 1 dec. 2009
    BegivenhedWorld Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering: Radiation Protection and Dosimetry, Biological Effects of Radiation - Munich, Tyskland
    Varighed: 7 sep. 200912 sep. 2009

    Publikationsserier

    NavnIFMBE Proceedings
    Nummer3
    Vol/bind25
    ISSN (Trykt)1680-0737

    Konference

    KonferenceWorld Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering: Radiation Protection and Dosimetry, Biological Effects of Radiation
    LandTyskland
    ByMunich
    Periode7/09/0912/09/09

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