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Baptista, M.* ; Figueira, C.* ; Teles, P.* ; Cardoso, G.* ; Zankl, M. ; Vaz, P.*

Assessment of the occupational exposure in real time during interventional cardiology procedures.

Radiat. Prot. Dosim. 165, 304-309 (2015)
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Interventional cardiology (IC) procedures can be complex, requiring the operators to work near the patient, during long exposure times. Owing to scattered radiation in the patient and the fluoroscopic equipment, the medical staff are exposed to a non-uniform radiation field and can receive high radiation doses. In this study, it is proposed to analyse staff doses obtained in real time, during IC procedures. A system for occupational dosimetry in real time was used. In order to identify some parameters that may affect the staff doses, Monte Carlo (MC) calculations, using MCNPX v.2.7.0 code and voxel phantoms, were performed. The data obtained from measurements, together with MC simulations, allowed the identification of actions and behaviours of the medical staff that could be considered a risk under routine working conditions. The implementation of this monitoring system for exposure of personnel may have a positive effect on optimisation of radiological protection in fluoroscopically guided cardiac procedures.
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Publikationstyp Artikel: Journalartikel
Dokumenttyp Wissenschaftlicher Artikel
Schlagwörter Interventional cardiology; radiation doses; occupational exposure; Monte-carlo Simulations; Radiation; Radiology; Dosimetry; Patient; Staff; Lab
ISSN (print) / ISBN 0144-8420
e-ISSN 1742-3406
Quellenangaben Band: 165, Heft: 1-4, Seiten: 304-309 Artikelnummer: , Supplement: ,
Verlag Oxford University Press
Verlagsort Oxford
Begutachtungsstatus Peer reviewed