Anatoly Larkin

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Patient doses for a few common fluoroscopy-guided procedures in interventional radiology (IR) (excluding cardiology) were collected from a few radiological departments in 13 European countries. The major aim was to evaluate patient doses for the basis of the reference levels. In total, data for 20 procedures for about 1300 patients were collected. There(More)
New developments in dual energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) imaging technology [fan beam and cone beam (CB)] result in higher exposure levels, shorter scan times, increased patient throughput and increased shielding requirements. This study presents the results of a European survey detailing the number and location of DEXA systems in SENTINEL partner states(More)
Dermatophagoides had been established as an antigen in house dust by many investigators. An untapped source of cross antigenicity is presented in this paper, namely, Otodectes cyanotis, the mite found in the ears of millions of cats. House dust samples for mite species in other parts of the world may not be similar to samples in the United States since in(More)
Computed radiography (CR) and digital radiography (DR) are replacing traditional film screen radiography as hospitals move towards digital imaging and picture archiving and communication systems (PACS). Both IPEM and KCARE have recently published quality assurance and acceptance testing guidelines for DR. In this paper, the performance of a range of CR and(More)
Interventional cardiology (IC) is a rapidly growing field of medical specialisation. Such procedures are complex and may subject patients and operators to higher levels of risk than those encountered in general radiology. Acceptance testing and quality assurance (QA) of radiological equipment, including IC equipment, is a requirement of the EU Medical(More)
We present a review of emerging technologies and how these can transform personal air pollution exposure assessment and subsequent health research. Estimating personal air pollution exposures is currently split broadly into methods for modeling exposures for large populations versus measuring exposures for small populations. Air pollution sensors,(More)
Improper automatic exposure control (AEC) termination may result in high overexposures on some radiographic systems. Under AEC, X-ray factors are adjusted automatically to compensate for differences in patient thickness and density. In radiography, AEC is implemented using ionization chambers placed in the film bucky. In this study we deliberately chose(More)
A critique of standardized bronchial provocation procedures is presented in order to make this increasingly important methodology more clinically popular. At the present time when sophisticated technology is taking the patient away from even well trained physicians, this is an attempt to abbreviate a valuable technique for the needs of a busy office(More)