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Radiation Protection Dosimetry

Year: 2010  |  Volume: 141  |  Issue: 1  |  Page No.: 82 - 85

Evaluation of the dose to the patient and medical staff in interventional cardiology employing computational models

P Ferrari, G Venturi, G Gualdrini, P. L Rossi, M Mariselli and R. Zannoli


Interventional radiology, among guided X-rays procedures, is a methodology characterised by high level of doses, both for the patient and for the medical staff. The aim of the present study is to estimate the dose associated with coronary angiography procedures by means of numerical models (simplified and anthropomorphic) and MCNPX Monte Carlo code. Numerical estimates were supported by measurement performed with a dose area product meter that is commonly employed in such kind of studies. In the present work the main considerations and the preliminary results are presented.

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