Cardiology 2013

Notes: Anker, Markus S

von Haehling, Stephan

Springer, Jochen

Banach, Maciej

Anker, Stefan D

eng

Review

Netherlands

2012/11/24 06:00

Int J Cardiol. 2013 Jan 10;162(2):73-6. doi: 10.1016/j.ijcard.2012.10.018. Epub 2012 Nov 20.

URL: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23174169

Author Address: Center for Clinical and Basic Research, IRCCS San Raffaele, Rome, Italy.

 

 

Reference Type:  Journal Article

Record Number: 825Author: Antic, V., Ciraj-Bjelac, O., Rehani, M., Aleksandric, S., Arandjic, D. and Ostojic, M.

Year: 2013

Title: Eye lens dosimetry in interventional cardiology: results of staff dose measurements and link to patient dose levels

Journal: Radiat Prot Dosimetry

Volume: 154

Issue: 3

Pages: 276-84

Short Title: Eye lens dosimetry in interventional cardiology: results of staff dose measurements and link to patient dose levels

Alternate Journal: Radiation protection dosimetry

ISSN: 1742-3406 (Electronic)

0144-8420 (Linking)

DOI: 10.1093/rpd/ncs236

Accession Number: 23152146

Keywords: Angiography/*statistics & numerical data

Humans

Lens, Crystalline/*physiology/radiation effects

Medical Staff, Hospital/*statistics & numerical data

Occupational Exposure/analysis/*statistics & numerical data

*Radiation Dosage

Radiation Monitoring/instrumentation/*statistics & numerical data

Radiography, Interventional/*statistics & numerical data

Risk Assessment

Serbia

Abstract: Workers involved in interventional cardiology procedures receive high eye lens dose if protection is not used. Currently, there is no suitable method for routine use for the measurement of eye dose. Since most angiography machines are equipped with suitable patient dosemeters, deriving factors linking staff eye doses to the patient doses can be helpful. In this study the patient kerma-area product, cumulative dose at an interventional reference point and eye dose in terms of Hp(3) of the cardiologists, nurses and radiographers for interventional cardiology procedures have been measured. Correlations between the patient dose and the staff eye dose were obtained. The mean eye dose was 121 microSv for the first operator, 33 microSv for the second operator/nurse and 12 microSv for radiographer. Normalised eye lens doses per unit kerma-area product were 0.94 microSv Gy(-)(1) cm(-)(2) for the first operator, 0.33 microSv Gy(-)(1) cm(-)(2) for the second operator/nurse and 0.16 microSv Gy(-)(1) cm(-)(2) for radiographers. Statistical analysis indicated that there is a weak but significant (p < 0.01) correlation between the eye dose and the kerma-area product for all three staff categories. These values are based on a local practice and may provide useful reference for other studies for validation and for wider utilisation in assessing the eye dose using patient dose values.

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