Real-time patient radiation dosimeter for use in interventional radiology

Koichi Chida, Mamoru Kato, Yohei Inaba, Ryota Kobayashi, Masaaki Nakamura, Yoshihisa Abe, Masayuki Zuguchi

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Abstract

There is currently no effective real-time patient dosimeter available for use in interventional radiology (IR). We conducted a feasibility study in a clinical setting to investigate the use of the new dosimeter using photoluminescence sensors during procedures. Reference dosimeters were set at almost the same position of the prototype dosimeter sensors. We found excellent correlations between the reference measurements and those of the prototype dosimeter (r2 = 0.950). The sensor of the new dosimeter does not interfere with the IR procedure. The new dosimeter will be an effective tool for the real-time measurement of patient skin doses during IR.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1475-1478
Number of pages4
JournalPhysica Medica
Volume32
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Nov 1

Keywords

  • Dosimeter
  • Fluoroscopically guided interventional procedure
  • Interventional radiology (IR)
  • Radiation dose
  • Real-time monitoring
  • X-ray fluoroscopy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biophysics
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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