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Title: Radiation-Induced Cataractogenesis: A Critical Literature Review for the Interventional Radiologist

Extensive research supports an association between radiation exposure and cataractogenesis. New data suggests that radiation-induced cataracts may form stochastically, without a threshold and at low radiation doses. We first review data linking cataractogenesis with interventional work. We then analyze the lens dose typical of various procedures, factors modulating dose, and predicted annual dosages. We conclude by critically evaluating the literature describing techniques for lens protection, finding that leaded eyeglasses may offer inadequate protection and exploring the available data on alternative strategies for cataract prevention.
Authors:
;  [1] ;  [2] ; ;  [1]
  1. David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Division of Interventional Radiology, Department of Radiology, UCLA Medical Center (United States)
  2. University of California at Los Angeles, Department of Radiology (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22469596
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology; Journal Volume: 39; Journal Issue: 2; Conference: BSIR 2015: Britisch Society of Interventional Radiology 2015 annual meeting, Glasgow, Scotland (United Kingdom), 4-6 Nov 2015; Other Information: Copyright (c) 2016 Springer Science+Business Media New York and the Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe (CIRSE); http://www.springer-ny.com; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
62 RADIOLOGY AND NUCLEAR MEDICINE; BIOMEDICAL RADIOGRAPHY; CATARACTS; LENSES; RADIATION DOSES; REVIEWS; SAFETY; STOCHASTIC PROCESSES