Radiation-induced effects in multiprogrammable pacemakers and implantable defibrillators.

@article{Rodriguez1991RadiationinducedEI,
  title={Radiation-induced effects in multiprogrammable pacemakers and implantable defibrillators.},
  author={Fabio Rodriguez and A I Filimonov and Anke Henning and Christina M. Coughlin and Mark Greenberg},
  journal={Pacing and clinical electrophysiology : PACE},
  year={1991},
  volume={14 12},
  pages={2143-53}
}
Twenty-three multiprogrammable pacemakers and four implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) containing either complementary metal-oxide semiconductor (CMOS) or CMOS/Bipolar integrated circuit (IC) technology were exposed to 6-MV photon and 18-MeV electron radiation at various dose levels. Of the 17 pacemakers exposed to photon radiation eight failed before 50 Gy, whereas four of the six pacemakers exposed to electron radiation failed before 70 Gy. Photon scatter doses were well tolerated… CONTINUE READING

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