Effect of a Real-Time Radiation Monitoring Device on Operator Radiation Exposure During Cardiac Catheterization: The Radiation Reduction During Cardiac Catheterization Using Real-Time Monitoring Study

  title={Effect of a Real-Time Radiation Monitoring Device on Operator Radiation Exposure During Cardiac Catheterization: The Radiation Reduction During Cardiac Catheterization Using Real-Time Monitoring Study},
  author={Georgios Christopoulos and Aristotelis C. Papayannis and Mohammed E Alomar and A. P. Kotsia and Tesfaldet T. Michael and Bavana V. Rangan and Michele K Roesle and Deborah Shorrock and Lorenza B Makke and Ronald Layne and Rebecca Grabarkewitz and Donald Haagen and Spyros Maragkoudakis and Atif Mohammad and Karan Sarode and Daisha J. Cipher and Charles E Chambers and Subhash Banerjee and Emmanouil S. Brilakis},
  journal={Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions},
Background—The Radiation Reduction During Cardiac Catheterization Using Real-Time Monitoring study sought to examine the effect of a radiation detection device that provides real-time operator dose reporting through auditory feedback (Bleeper Sv; Vertec Scientific Ltd; Berkshire, UK) on patient dose and operator exposure during cardiac catheterization. Methods and Results—Between January 2012 and May 2014, 505 patients undergoing coronary angiography, percutaneous coronary intervention, or both… 

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