Radiation exposure to patients' skin during cardiac resynchronization therapy.

  title={Radiation exposure to patients' skin during cardiac resynchronization therapy.},
  author={Shigeru Suzuki and Shigeru Furui and Takeshi Yamakawa and Takaaki Isshiki and Akiko Watanabe and Ryu Iino and Takashi Kidouchi and Yoshiyasu Nakano},
  journal={Europace : European pacing, arrhythmias, and cardiac electrophysiology : journal of the working groups on cardiac pacing, arrhythmias, and cardiac cellular electrophysiology of the European Society of Cardiology},
  volume={11 12},
AIMS The purpose of the current study is to evaluate the patients' entrance skin dose (ESD) during cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT). METHODS AND RESULTS Entrance skin doses were assessed during 16 CRT procedures. Seven of the 16 patients were upgrade of conventional pacemaker to CRT. The patients wore jackets which had 100 radiosensitive indicators placed on the back during the procedures. After the procedure, the patients' ESDs were calculated from the colour difference of the… CONTINUE READING


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