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Hand dose measurements in interventional radiology.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1989948     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Measurements of radiation dose to the hand were conducted using TLD ring badges for individual interventional radiology cases. Results from over 30 examinations (including transhepatic cholangiograms and biliary and nephrostomy procedures) conducted by four radiologists using identical equipment show an average hand dose of 1.5 mGy (150 mrad) per procedure. Hand dose varied inversely with distance from the patient. Due to variable hand positions during clinical examinations, fluoroscopic time was not found to be a good indicator of hand dose.
Authors:
J P Felmlee; P F McGough; R L Morin; K L Classic
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Health physics     Volume:  60     ISSN:  0017-9078     ISO Abbreviation:  Health Phys     Publication Date:  1991 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-03-01     Completed Date:  1991-03-01     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985093R     Medline TA:  Health Phys     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  265-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Mayo Clinic and Foundation, Rochester, MN 55905.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Fluoroscopy
Hand*
Humans
Radiation Dosage*
Radiology, Interventional*
Thermoluminescent Dosimetry

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