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The influence of patient size on patient doses in cardiology.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16461495     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In cardiology and interventional radiology, areas that contribute large components to medical radiation exposure, a major source of variation in patient dose is the variation in complexity between cases for nominally identical procedures. In patient dose surveys, this variation tends to mask that due to patient size. The effect of applying a previously defined size correction to cardiology patient dose-area product (DAP) records was investigated. The correction method uses the experimentally determined relationship between patient diameter and DAP to derive a factor to convert DAP to that which would be expected had the patient been similar in size to ICRP Reference Man. The size correction was found to greatly reduce the residual correlation of DAP with patient weight. An implication of this finding is that data collection for the setting of diagnostic reference levels in cardiology can be performed for all patients rather than just 'standard-sized' patients.
C J Kotre; J Reay; C-L Chapple
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2006-02-03
Journal Detail:
Title:  Radiation protection dosimetry     Volume:  117     ISSN:  0144-8420     ISO Abbreviation:  Radiat Prot Dosimetry     Publication Date:  2005  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-03-15     Completed Date:  2006-06-22     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8109958     Medline TA:  Radiat Prot Dosimetry     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  222-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Regional Medical Physics Department, Newcastle General Hospital, Newcastle-upon-Tyne NE4 6BE, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Body Size
Body Weight
Cardiology / methods*
Coronary Angiography / methods
Linear Models
Radiation Dosage
Radiation Protection
Radiography, Interventional / methods*
Radiometry / methods*
Reference Standards

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