Although measurement and management of angiographic entrance skin dose (ESD) are deemed extremely important, accurate determination of maximum ESD and its location is generally difficult because of the dependence on therapeutic technique and position. Following our development of body-mounted gear bearing radiophotoluminescence glass dosimeter (RPLD) arrays for direct measurement of ESD in cranial and cardiovascular angiography and interventional radiology (IVR), our focus next turned to the limited number of facilities equipped to read RPLD outputs and the need for methods to effectively provide feedback to clinical facilities. As described here, we first constructed an RPLD reading facility capable of sending and receiving RPLDs by post, offering the potential to enable utilization of the developed gear at all hospitals in Japan that perform angiography and IVR. We next developed specialized web-based system to generate dose maps from RPLD dose data, thereby enabling any facility to perform trial system analysis, evaluation, and implementation; and investigated the results and related problems.
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