Patient Dosimetry during Interventional Cardiac Procedures in a Dedicated Catheterization Laboratory.

@article{Uniyal2017PatientDD,
  title={Patient Dosimetry during Interventional Cardiac Procedures in a Dedicated Catheterization Laboratory.},
  author={Satish C Uniyal and Vineet Chaturvedi and Sunil Dutt Sharma and Anurag Rawat},
  journal={Radiation protection dosimetry},
  year={2017},
  volume={175 2},
  pages={201-208}
}
Cardiac interventions often result in high radiation dose to patient's skin, so a reliable indicator in terms of a commonly used dose descriptor is required to monitor skin exposures. In the present study, Gafchromic XR-RV3 film was used to measure the peak skin dose (PSD) during 40 coronary angiography (CA) and 50 percutaneous transluminal coronary… CONTINUE READING