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A review of radiation protection requirements and dose estimation for staff and patients in ct fluoroscopy

Teles, Pedro; Nikodemová, Denisa; Bakhanova, Elena; Becker, Frank; Knežević, Željka; Pereira, Miguel; Sarmento, Sandra (2017) A review of radiation protection requirements and dose estimation for staff and patients in ct fluoroscopy. Radiation Protection Dosimetry, 174 (4). pp. 518-534. ISSN 0144-8420

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Abstract

The combination of fluoroscopically guided interventional procedures with computed tomography (CTF) has become widespread around the world. The benefits of CTF include the ability to obtain a real-time visualization of the entire body, increased target accuracy and improved visualization of biopsy needles. Modern CTF units work with variable frame rates for image selection, and therefore the dose distributions for patients and staff can considerably vary, creating growing concern in terms of the occupational exposure of interventionists and the drawback of a higher exposure of the patient. A literature review of the latest CTF publications is summarized in this article. A wide range of CTF studies reveal different treatment methods used in clinical practice, and therefore the differences in the exposures between them ; as well as in the radiation protection tools and dose monitoring. Further optimization of radiation protection methods, harmonization of exposure patterns as well as training and education of CTF staff on the basis of the information in the survey, are strongly recommended.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: CT fluoroscopy (CTF) ; radiation protection ; dose assessment of staff and patient
Subjects: NATURAL SCIENCES > Physics
NATURAL SCIENCES > Chemistry
NATURAL SCIENCES > Interdisciplinary Natural Sciences > Radiation Science
Divisions: Division of Materials Chemistry
Depositing User: Željka Knežević Medija
Date Deposited: 06 May 2019 13:08
Last Modified: 06 May 2019 13:08
URI: http://fulir.irb.hr/id/eprint/4514
DOI: 10.1093/rpd/ncw231

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