Clarifying and visualizing sources of staff-received scattered radiation in interventional procedures

Koichi Chida, Takeshi Takahashi, Daisuke Ito, Hirotaka Shimura, Ken Takeda, Masayuki Zuguchi

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Abstract

OBJECTIVE. Interventional radiology tends to involve long procedures (i.e., long fluoroscopic times). Therefore, radiation protection for interventional radiology physicians and staff is an important issue. We examine and identify sources of staff-received scattered radiation in an interventional radiology system using a pinhole camera method. CONCLUSION. Physicians and staff are exposed primarily to two sources of scattered radiation: radiation scattered from the patient and radiation from the cover of the x-ray beam collimating device. Those who stand close to the patient and the x-ray beam collimating device, where scattered radiation is higher, have higher radiation doses. Thus, radiation protection during interventional radiology procedures is an important problem.

Original languageEnglish
JournalAmerican Journal of Roentgenology
Volume197
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Nov 1

Keywords

  • Fluoroscopy
  • Interventional radiology
  • Radiation dose
  • Radiation protection
  • Radiation safety

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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