Measurements of eye lens doses in interventional radiology and cardiology: Final results of the ORAMED project

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Within the ORAMED project (Optimization of Radiation Protection of Medical Staff) a coordinated measurement program for occupationally exposed medical staff was performed in different hospitals in Europe (www.oramed-fp7.eu). The main objective was to obtain a set of standardized data on extremity and eye lens doses for staff involved in interventional radiology and cardiology and to optimize radiation protection. Special attention was given to the measurement of the doses to the eye lenses. In this paper an overview will be given of the measured eye lens doses and the main influence factors for these doses. The measured eye lens doses are extrapolated to annual doses. The extrapolations showed that monitoring of the eye lens should be performed on routine basis.

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1243-1247
JournalRadiation Measurements
Volume46
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2011

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  • Interventional radiology, eye lens dosimetry, thermoluminescent detectors

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