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Radiation Dose Optimization in Interventional Cardiology: A Teaching Hospital Experience

MK Badawy, T Clark, D Carrion, P Deb, O Farouque

Cardiology Research and Practice | Published : 2018

Abstract

Radiological interventions play an increasingly relevant role in cardiology. Due to the inherent risks of ionizing radiation, proper care must be taken with monitoring and optimizing the dose delivered in angiograms to pose as low risk as possible to staff and patients. Dose optimization is particularly pertinent in teaching hospitals, where longer procedure times are at times necessary to accommodate the teaching needs of junior staff, and thus impart a more significant radiation dose. This study aims to analyze the effects of different protocol settings in routine coronary angiograms, from the perspective of a large tertiary center implementing a rapid dose reduction program. Routine coron..

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