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Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2011 Mar 1;77(4):546-56. doi: 10.1002/ccd.22867. Epub 2011 Jan 19.

Radiation safety program for the cardiac catheterization laboratory.

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Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, MS Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA. cchambers@psu.edu

Abstract

The Society of Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions present a practical approach to assist cardiac catheterization laboratories in establishing a radiation safety program. The importance of this program is emphasized by the appropriate concerns for the increasing use of ionizing radiation in medical imaging, and its potential adverse effects. An overview of the assessment of radiation dose is provided with a review of basic terminology for dose management. The components of a radiation safety program include essential personnel, radiation monitoring, protective shielding, imaging equipment, and training/education. A procedure based review of radiation dose management is described including pre-procedure, procedure and post-procedure best practice recommendations. Specific radiation safety considerations are discussed including women and fluoroscopic procedures as well as patients with congenital and structural heart disease.

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21254324
DOI:
10.1002/ccd.22867
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