Radiation exposure during endovascular aneurysm repair.

  title={Radiation exposure during endovascular aneurysm repair.},
  author={Ruwan Alwis Weerakkody and Stewart Redmond Walsh and C Cousins and Karen E. Goldstone and Tjun Yip Tang and Michael E. Gaunt},
  journal={The British journal of surgery},
  volume={95 6},
BACKGROUND Endovascular stent-grafting is an established option for the repair of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) that can involve prolonged manipulation under radiological control. The aim was to determine the average radiation exposure sustained during endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) and the first year of postoperative surveillance. METHODS Prospective radiation dose data were recorded and used to calculate dose area product (DAP) values for 96 patients undergoing EVAR. The DAP data… CONTINUE READING