Real time patient dosimetry in the cath lab: Can you see what they get?

Charles Chambers, Hemantha K. Koduri

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Abstract

Real time radiation dose monitoring in the cath lab may provide immediate feedback for potential dose reduction during PCI. Radiation dose monitoring to predict potential tissue injury utilizes equipment measured air Kerma at the interventional reference point (IRP) with then calculated specific tissue peak skin dose. The role of the cath lab Quality Committee is not only to assess individual high dose radiation cases but also to create processes and assess new technologies to assure radiation dose is best utilized in all cases.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)723-724
Number of pages2
JournalCatheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
Volume91
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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