Evaluation of absorbed radiation dose to working staff during cardiac catheterization procedures.

@article{Chong2000EvaluationOA,
  title={Evaluation of absorbed radiation dose to working staff during cardiac catheterization procedures.},
  author={Ng S. T. Chong and Wong Swee Yin and P Chan and M. D. Che-Ping Cheng and Hui Ling Ko and Shie Chang Jeng and Jeong Joon Lee},
  journal={Zhonghua yi xue za zhi = Chinese medical journal; Free China ed},
  year={2000},
  volume={63 11},
  pages={816-21}
}
BACKGROUND Cardiac catheterization has been used frequently for the evaluation and treatment of patients with heart diseases. The working staff, particularly cardiologists who perform these procedures, have the highest potential risk of receiving high radiation doses due to close contact with patients. The purpose of this study was to measure and evaluate the accumulated radiation dosage of the cardiologists while they were performing clinical procedures in the cardiac catheterization… CONTINUE READING