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J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2018 Mar;29(3):353-366. doi: 10.1016/j.jvir.2017.10.008. Epub 2018 Jan 4.

Health Effects from Occupational Radiation Exposure among Fluoroscopy-Guided Interventional Medical Workers: A Systematic Review.

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1
Department of Preventive Medicine, Korea University College of Medicine, 73, Inchon-ro, Seongbuk-gu, Seoul 02855, South Korea; Graduate School of Public Health, Korea University, Seongbuk-gu, Seoul, South Korea.
2
Graduate School of Public Health, Korea University, Seongbuk-gu, Seoul, South Korea; Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Korea University Ansan Hospital, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea.
3
Department of Preventive Medicine, Dankook University College of Medicine, Cheonan, South Korea.
4
Department of Preventive Medicine, Keimyung University College of Medicine, Daegu, South Korea.
5
National Cancer Control Research Institute, National Cancer Center, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea.
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Department of Preventive Medicine, College of Medicine, Ewha Womans University, Seoul, South Korea.
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Department of Preventive Medicine, Korea University College of Medicine, 73, Inchon-ro, Seongbuk-gu, Seoul 02855, South Korea; Graduate School of Public Health, Korea University, Seongbuk-gu, Seoul, South Korea. Electronic address: leewj@korea.ac.kr.

Abstract

A systematic review was conducted to provide an overview of the health effects of occupational radiation exposure from interventional fluoroscopy procedures on medical radiation workers. Among the 34 studies that met the inclusion criteria, most studies were cross-sectional (76%) and published after 2011 (65%) in a handful of countries. Although diverse outcomes were reported, most studies focused on cataracts. Radiation health effects were rarely assessed by risk per unit dose. Interventional radiation medical workers represent a small subset of the population studied worldwide. Further epidemiologic studies should be conducted to evaluate health outcomes among interventional radiation medical workers.

PMID:
29306599
DOI:
10.1016/j.jvir.2017.10.008
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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