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Diagnostic reference levels in angiography and interventional radiology: a Belgian multi-centre study.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18283058     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The purpose of this study was to determine diagnostic reference levels (DRLs) for common angiographic and interventional procedures in Belgium. Dose Area Product (DAP) measurements were performed on 21 systems, (13 angiography and 4 vascular surgery centres). Type of procedure, total DAP, patient weight and height were collected on a daily basis during 1 y. The 75th percentile of the distribution of DAP values was defined as DRL. Preliminary DRLs were calculated for the three most frequent procedures for the whole population, for a weight class of patients (65-80 kg) and normalised to the standard size patient. Among them, the DRL for angiography of the lower limbs (30% of the procedures) from the whole population was 74.6 and 63.2 Gycm2 for the size corrected. The mean DAP values of each room was then compared to these DRLs.
F Bleeser; M-T Hoornaert; K Smans; L Struelens; N Buls; D Berus; P Clerinx; L Hambach; F Malchair; H Bosmans
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Multicenter Study; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2008-02-18
Journal Detail:
Title:  Radiation protection dosimetry     Volume:  129     ISSN:  0144-8420     ISO Abbreviation:  Radiat Prot Dosimetry     Publication Date:  2008  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-07-29     Completed Date:  2008-10-31     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8109958     Medline TA:  Radiat Prot Dosimetry     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  50-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
CH Jolimont-Lobbes, 159 rue Ferrer, 7100 Haine Saint-Paul, Belgium.
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MeSH Terms
Angiography / methods,  standards*
Diagnostic Imaging / methods,  standards*
Fluoroscopy / methods,  standards
Lower Extremity / radiography*
Middle Aged
Quality Control
Radiation Dosage*
Radiation Monitoring / methods
Radiology, Interventional / instrumentation,  methods,  standards*
Reference Values*

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