Optimizing patient radiation dose in intervention procedures

Koichi Chida, Mamoru Kato, Haruo Saito, Tadashi Ishibashi, Shoki Takahashi, Masahiro Kohzuki, Masayuki Zuguchi

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Although numerous patients derive great benefit from interventional procedures, a serious disadvantage associated with interventional procedures is patient radiation dose. Therefore, interventionalists should be aware of how to reduce the radiation dose to their patients. Currently, no conclusive method for reducing radiation dose is available for interventional procedures; hence, it is necessary to combine various methods. In addition, in order to reduce the radiation injury risk in interventional procedures, evaluation of patient radiation dose is essential. Generally, the tradeoff for a decrease in radiation dose is a loss in image performance. Therefore, optimization of radiation dose and image performance is important in interventional procedures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)33-39
Number of pages7
JournalActa Radiologica
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2010


  • Angioplasty
  • Catheterization
  • Coronary intervention
  • Interventional
  • Radiation exposure
  • Radiation safety

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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