Extremity and eye lens doses in interventional radiology and cardiology procedures: first results of the ORAMED project

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The main objective of WP1 of the ORAMED project was to obtain a set of standardised data on extremity and eye lens doses for staff in interventional radiology (IR) and cardiology (IC) and to optimise staff protection. A coordinated measurement campaign in different hospitals in Europe will help towards this direction. This study aims at analysing the first results of the measurement campaign performed in 34 European hospitals. The highest doses were found for pacemakers, renal angioplasties and embolisations. Left finger and wrist seem to receive the highest extremity doses, while the highest eye lens doses are measured during embolisations. Finally, it was concluded that it is difficult to find a general correlation between kerma area product and extremity or eye lens doses.

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)442-447
JournalRadiation protection dosimetry
Volume144
Issue number1-4
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Publication statusPublished - Feb 2011
EventIM 2010 - uropean Conference on Individual Monitoring of Ionising Radiation - Greek Atomic Energy Commission, Athens, Greece
Duration: 8 Mar 201012 Mar 2010

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  • extremity and eye lens dosimetry, medical staff

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