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A survey of the radiation exposures received by the staff at two cardiac catheterization laboratories

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Abstract

A study was made of exposures received by cardiologists and nurses working in two catheterization laboratories (Royal Jubilee Hospital, Victoria B.C. and the Victoria General Hospital), at various anatomical locations. One lab. performed primarily diagnostic procedures, the other international procedures. Results were used to assess the efficacy of personal shielding and to identify procedures followed by staff which elevated exposures. Data were also used to calculate estimates of upper limits of annual effective whole-body dose equivalent, H{sub E}, ranging from 13-19 mSv/yr for staff at both labs. Although these values are lower than the maximum of 50 mSv/yr, they are still significant and procedural modifications were made. Only nurses' eyes were estimated to receive annual dose equivalents approaching maximum and nurses now wear eye protection. (author).
Authors:
McParland, B J; [1]  Nosil, J; Burry, B [2] 
  1. Cancer Control Agency of British Columbia, Victoria Cancer Clinic (Canada)
  2. Victoria General Hospital (Canada)
Publication Date:
Nov 01, 1990
Product Type:
Journal Article
Reference Number:
AIX-22-022869; EDB-91-031087
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: British Journal of Radiology; (UK); Journal Volume: 63:755
Subject:
61 RADIATION PROTECTION AND DOSIMETRY; CARDIOGRAPHY; PERSONNEL MONITORING; MEDICAL PERSONNEL; THERMOLUMINESCENT DOSIMETRY; DIAGNOSTIC TECHNIQUES; DOSIMETRY; MONITORING; PERSONNEL; RADIATION MONITORING; 655003* - Medical Physics- Dosimetry
OSTI ID:
6027288
Country of Origin:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Journal ID: ISSN 0007-1285; CODEN: BJRAA
Submitting Site:
GBN
Size:
Pages: 885-888
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Citation Formats

McParland, B J, Nosil, J, and Burry, B. A survey of the radiation exposures received by the staff at two cardiac catheterization laboratories. United Kingdom: N. p., 1990. Web.
McParland, B J, Nosil, J, & Burry, B. A survey of the radiation exposures received by the staff at two cardiac catheterization laboratories. United Kingdom.
McParland, B J, Nosil, J, and Burry, B. 1990. "A survey of the radiation exposures received by the staff at two cardiac catheterization laboratories." United Kingdom.
@misc{etde_6027288,
title = {A survey of the radiation exposures received by the staff at two cardiac catheterization laboratories}
author = {McParland, B J, Nosil, J, and Burry, B}
abstractNote = {A study was made of exposures received by cardiologists and nurses working in two catheterization laboratories (Royal Jubilee Hospital, Victoria B.C. and the Victoria General Hospital), at various anatomical locations. One lab. performed primarily diagnostic procedures, the other international procedures. Results were used to assess the efficacy of personal shielding and to identify procedures followed by staff which elevated exposures. Data were also used to calculate estimates of upper limits of annual effective whole-body dose equivalent, H{sub E}, ranging from 13-19 mSv/yr for staff at both labs. Although these values are lower than the maximum of 50 mSv/yr, they are still significant and procedural modifications were made. Only nurses' eyes were estimated to receive annual dose equivalents approaching maximum and nurses now wear eye protection. (author).}
journal = {British Journal of Radiology; (UK)}
volume = {63:755}
journal type = {AC}
place = {United Kingdom}
year = {1990}
month = {Nov}
}