A correlation study of eye lens dose and personal dose equivalent for interventional cardiologists

Jad Farah, Lara Struelens, Jérémie Dabin, Christina Koukorava, Laurent Donadille, Sophie Jacob, Maria Schnelzer, Anssi Auvinen, Filip Vanhavere, Isabelle Clairand

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    This paper presents the dosimetry part of the European ELDO project, funded by the DoReMi Network of Excellence, in which a method was developed to estimate cumulative eye lens doses for past practices based on personal dose equivalent values, Hp(10), measured above the lead apron at several positions at the collar, chest and waist levels. Measurement campaigns on anthropomorphic phantoms were carried out in typical interventional settings considering different tube projections and configurations, beam energies and filtration, operator positions and access routes and using both mono-tube and biplane X-ray systems. Measurements showed that eye lens dose correlates best with Hp(10) measured on the left side of the phantom at the level of the collar, although this correlation implicates high spreads (41 %). Nonetheless, for retrospective dose assessment, Hp(10) records are often the only option for eye dose estimates and the typically used chest left whole-body dose measurement remains useful.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)561-569
    Number of pages9
    JournalRadiation protection dosimetry
    Issue number4
    StatePublished - Dec 2013

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
    • Radiation
    • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
    • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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