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Int J Radiat Res 2014, 12(1): 75-78 Back to browse issues page
Staff dose assessment from coronary angiography
Gh. Fallah Mohammadi , M. Vahabi Moghadam, M. Ghanbar Moghadam
Department of Radiology, Paramedical Faculty, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, Iran , rezfallah@gmail.com
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Background: Interventional cardiology procedures such as coronary angiography (CA) and percutaneous transluminal coronary angiography (PTCA) has been increased recent years. The purpose of this study was to measurement of effective dose to cardiology staffs who operate near the patient and are exposed to non-uniform radiation field due to patient scattered radiation. Materials and Methods: This study was performed in angiography department of Fatemeh Zahra Hospital as specialized hospital of heart in Sari, the Northern city of Iran for two months and 687 interventional cardiology procedures were studied. Doses were recorded with thermoluminescence dosimeter (TLD) for 10 cardiologists, 10 nurses and 1 radiology technologist and the effective dose were estimate using the Niklason algorithm. Results: Mean annual effective dose (µSv ) to cardiologist and nurses and radiology technologist from interventional cardiology procedures were 535.57 (68.6 – 1984.8) µSv and 153.7 (59.5 – 277.2) µSv respectively. Mean effective dose (µSv) per interventional cardiology procedure for cardiologist and nurses and radiology technologist were 2.123 and 0.274 µSv respectively. Conclusion: The results indicate large variation in radiation exposure between staffs. No correlation was found between the number of procedures and effective dose. None of the annual effective dose appear to exceed the annual effective dose limit of 20 mSv.

Keywords: Thermoluminescent dosimeter, Staff dose, coronary angiography
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Type of Study: Original Research | Subject: Radiation Biology
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Fallah Mohammadi G, Vahabi Moghadam M, Ghanbar Moghadam M. Staff dose assessment from coronary angiography. Int J Radiat Res. 2014; 12 (1) :75-78
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