Hybrid operating room system for the treatment of thoracic and abdominal aortic aneurysms: Evaluation of the radiation dose received by patients

Yoshihiro Haga, Koichi Chida, Masahiro Sota, Yuji Kaga, Mitsuya Abe, Yohei Inaba, Masatoshi Suzuki, Taiichiro Meguro, Masayuki Zuguchi

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Abstract

In recent years, endovascular treatment of aortic aneurysms has attracted considerable attention as a promising alternative to traditional surgery. Hybrid operating room systems (HORSs) are increasingly being used to perform endovascular procedures. The clinical benefits of endovascular treatments using HORSs are very clear, and these procedures are increasing in number. In procedures such as thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) and endovascular aortic repair (EVAR), wires and catheters are used to deliver and deploy the stent graft in the thoracic/abdominal aorta under fluoroscopic control, including DSA. Thus, the radiation dose to the patient is an important issue. We determined radiation dose indicators (the dose–area product (DAP) and air karma (AK) parameters) associated with endovascular treatments (EVAR and TEVAR) using a HORS. As a result, the mean ± standard deviation (SD) DAPs of TEVAR and EVAR were 323.7 ± 161.0 and 371.3 ± 186.0 Gy x cm2, respectively. The mean ± SD AKs of TEVAR and EVAR were 0.92 ± 0.44 and 1.11 ± 0.54 Gy, respectively. The mean ± SD fluoroscopy times of TEVAR and EVAR were 13.4 ± 7.1 and 23.2 ± 11.7 min, respectively. Patient radiation dose results in this study of endovascular treatments using HORSs showed no deterministic radiation effects, such as skin injuries. However, radiation exposure during TEVAR and EVAR cannot be ignored. The radiation dose should be evaluated in HORSs during endovascular treatments. Reducing/optimizing the radiation dose to the patient in HORSs is important.

Original languageEnglish
Article number846
JournalDiagnostics
Volume10
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Oct 19

Keywords

  • Aneurysm
  • Disaster medicine
  • Endovascular treatment
  • Fluoroscopy
  • Interventional radiology (IVR)
  • Radiation dose
  • Radiation safety
  • Stent graft
  • X-ray examination

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Biochemistry

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