Recommendations to reduce extremity and eye lens doses in interventional radiology and cardiology

Eleftheria Carinou, Marcin Brodecki, Joanna Domienik, Laurent Donadille, Christina Koukorava, Sabah Krim, Denisa Nikodemova, Natasha Ruiz-Lopez, Marta Sans-Mercé, Lara Struelens, Filip Vanhavere, Emiliano D'Agostino

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    The main aim of the Work Package 1 (WP1) of the ORAMED project, Collaborative Project (2008e2011), supported by the European Commission within its 7th Framework Programme, was to obtain a set of standardized data on extremity and eye lens doses for staff in interventional radiology and cardiology (IR/IC) workplaces and to recommend a series of guidelines on radiation protection in order to both guarantee and optimize staff protection. Within the project, coordinated measurements were performed in 34 hospitals in 6 European countries. Furthermore, simulations of the most representative workplaces in IR and IC were performed to determine the main parameters that influence the extremity and eye lens doses. The work presented in this paper shows the recommendations that were formulated by the results obtained from both measurements and simulations. The presented guidelines are directed to operators, assistant personnel, radiation protection officers and medical physics experts. They concern radiation protection issues, such as the use of room protective equipment, as well as the positioning of the extremity and eye lens dosemeters for routine monitoring.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1324-1329
    JournalRadiation Measurements
    Issue number11
    StatePublished - Nov 2011
    EventORAMED workshop - Universita politecnica de Barcelona (UPC), Barcelona
    Duration: 20 Jan 201122 Jan 2011

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