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Diagnostic Reference levels for three common cardiac interventional procedures: An all Ireland investigation.

D’Helft, C, McFadden, Sonyia, Magee, A, Rainford, L, Hughes, Ciara, Winder, John and Brennan, P (2006) Diagnostic Reference levels for three common cardiac interventional procedures: An all Ireland investigation. European Radiology, 16 . p. 356. [Journal article]

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DOI: doi:10.1117/12.714173

Abstract

Radiation doses for 3 common types of cardiac radiological examinations where investigated: coronary angiography (CA), percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) and pacemaker insertions (PPI). 22 cardiac imaging suites participated in the study. Radiation dose was monitored for 1804 adult patients using dose area product (DAP) meters. Operational and examination details such as cardiologist grade, patient details and examination complexity were recorded for each examination. Both intra and inter-hospital variations where demonstrated by the results. Individual patient DAP values ranged from 136-23,101cGycm2, 475-41,038cGycm2 and 45- 17,192cGycm2 for CA, PCI and PPI respectively, with third quartile values of 4,173cGycm2, 8,836cGycm2 and 2,051cGycm2. Screening times varied from 0.22-27.6mins, 1.8-98mins and 0.33-54.5mins for CA, PCI and PPI respectively.

Item Type:Journal article
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Life and Health Sciences
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Health Sciences
Research Institutes and Groups:Institute of Nursing and Health Research > Centre for Health and Rehabilitation Technologies
Institute of Nursing and Health Research
ID Code:25174
Deposited By: Dr Ciara Hughes
Deposited On:21 Mar 2013 09:47
Last Modified:21 Mar 2013 09:47

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