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Br J Radiol. 2006 Jul;79(943):603-7.

Kodak EDR2 film for patient skin dose assessment in cardiac catheterization procedures.

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  • 1Medical Physics Directorate, Nottingham City Hospital NHS Trust, Hucknall Road, Nottingham NG5 1PB, UK.

Abstract

Patient skin doses were measured using Kodak EDR2 film for 20 coronary angiography (CA) and 32 percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) procedures. For CA, all skin doses were well below 1 Gy. However, 23% of PTCA patients received skin doses of 1 Gy or more. Dose-area product (DAP) was also recorded and was found to be an inadequate indicator of maximum skin dose. Practical compliance with ICRP recommendations requires a robust method for skin dosimetry that is more accurate than DAP and is applicable over a wider dose range than EDR2 film.

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