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A study on patients' radiation doses from interventional cardiac procedures in Tabriz, Iran.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19106178     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Interventional cardiac procedures produce a large amount of X-ray exposures to the patients in comparison with other conventional X-ray imaging procedures. In the current study, the exposure parameters of 580 patients referred to a cardiac angiography department were recorded. The mean values of total kerma-area product (KAP) were 18.6 Gy cm2 for coronary angiography (CA) and 55 Gy cm2 for percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA). The mean fluoroscopy time was 3.2 and 11.6 min, respectively, for CA and PTCA. The patients' exposure parameters during electrophysiological studies were 15.5 min for mean fluoroscopy time and 33.9 Gy cm2 for total KAP. For paediatrics, the mean fluoroscopy time of 5.4 min and total KAP of 2 Gy cm2 were recorded. Comparing the proposed reference values, the authors think that the exposure level of patients in their department is at an acceptable level.
Asghar Mesbahi; Naser Aslanabadi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2008-12-23
Journal Detail:
Title:  Radiation protection dosimetry     Volume:  132     ISSN:  0144-8420     ISO Abbreviation:  Radiat Prot Dosimetry     Publication Date:  2008  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-02-03     Completed Date:  2009-05-01     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8109958     Medline TA:  Radiat Prot Dosimetry     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  375-80     Citation Subset:  IM    
Medical Physics Department, Medical School, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, and Radiation Oncology Department, Imam Khomeini Hospital, Tabriz, Iran.
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MeSH Terms
Angioplasty, Transluminal, Percutaneous Coronary*
Cardiovascular Diseases / radiography*
Coronary Angiography*
Radiation Dosage*
Radiography, Interventional / methods*,  standards

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