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PURPOSE To report estimated radiation doses to the eye lens of the interventionalist from procedures performed with and without use of radiation protection measures. MATERIALS AND METHODS Scattered radiation doses for seven interventional radiology fluoroscopic systems were measured by using phantoms simulating patients 16-28 cm in thickness undergoing(More)
Large exposures incurred in interventional radiology procedures make it advisable to establish reference dose values. These dose values should be quoted in quantities representative of the radiological risk to the patient. In Spain, measurement methods were developed to comply with the European Directive on Patient Protection. Dose-area product and, when(More)
A set of patient dose reference levels (RLs) for fluoroscopically guided interventional procedures was obtained in a survey launched by the National Society of Interventional Radiology (IR), involving 10 public hospitals, as recommended by the European Medical Exposures Directive. A sample of 1391 dose values (kerma area product [KAP]) was collected(More)
BACKGROUND Fourteen genetically distinct forms of limb-girdle muscular dystrophy (LGMD) have been identified, including five types of autosomal dominant LGMD (AD-LGMD). OBJECTIVE To describe clinical, histologic, and genetic features of a large Spanish kindred with LGMD and apparent autosomal dominant inheritance spanning five generations. METHOD The(More)
The European Commission has published guidelines for image quality, radiographic technique and patient dose. These could be easily checked by staff either during the examination or when reporting the resulting radiographs. The objective was to achieve comparable image quality throughout Europe using optimum techniques. This paper presents an application of(More)
This report describes occupational radiation doses of interventional cardiologists over 15 years and assesses action undertaken to optimize radiation protection. Personal dosimetry records of nine staff cardiologists and eight interventional cardiology fellows were recorded using personal dosemeters worn over and under their lead aprons. The hospital in(More)
Patient and staff dose values in an interventional cardiology laboratory for different operational modes and several patient thicknesses (from 16 to 28 cm, simulated using polymethylmethacrylate) are presented. When increasing patient thicknesses and depending on fluoroscopy and cine modes, occupational doses can increase >30 times the baseline level.(More)
The aim of this work has been to determine typical occupational dose levels in interventional radiology and cardiology installations and to relate doses to patient and occupational dosimetry through the dose-area product. An experimental correlation between environmental dosimetric records and dose-area products in the centres studied was established. The(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Radiation exposure from neurointerventional procedures can be substantial, with risk of radiation injuries. We present the results of a follow-up program applied to potential skin injuries in interventional neuroradiology based on North American and European guidelines. MATERIALS AND METHODS The following guidelines approved in 2009(More)
Traditional cardiovascular risk factors are associated with endothelial dysfunction. The vascular endothelium plays a key role in local vascular tone regulation and can be modulated by dietary fat. We propose to determine the chronic effect of three diets with different fat compositions on postprandial endothelial function and inflammatory biomarkers.(More)