Radiation dose and radiation protection for patients and physicians during interventional procedure

Koichi Chida, Mamoru Kato, Yutaka Kagaya, Masayuki Zuguchi, Haruo Saito, Tadashi Ishibashi, Shoki Takahashi, Shogo Yamada, Yoshihiro Takai

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Abstract

Although the wide acceptance of interventional radiology (IVR) procedures has led to increasing numbers of interventions being performed, the radiation doses from IVR are higher. Increasing numbers of case reports of patient radiation injury resulting from IVR are being published. Therefore, radiation protection during IVR poses a very important problem. To protect against radiation injury, the evaluation of radiation dose is essential. The radiation dose must be evaluated for each IVR x-ray machine and each laboratory, because it varies greatly. To obtain this information easily, and to ensure practical use of the radiation information, good relationships between interventionists and medical physicists are essential.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)97-105
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of radiation research
Volume51
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Mar 25

Keywords

  • Angioplasty
  • Catheterization
  • IVR
  • Radiation dose

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiation
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis

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