Measuring radiation dose to patients undergoing fluoroscopically-guided interventions

L. E. Lubis, M. K. Badawy

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Abstract

The increasing prevalence and complexity of fluoroscopically guided interventions (FGI) raises concern regarding radiation dose to patients subjected to the procedure. Despite current evidence showing the risk to patients from the deterministic effects of radiation (e.g. skin burns), radiation induced injuries remain commonplace. This review aims to increase the awareness surrounding radiation dose measurement for patients undergoing FGI. A review of the literature was conducted alongside previous researches from the authors' department. Studies pertaining to patient dose measurement, its formalism along with current advances and present challenges were reviewed. Current patient monitoring techniques (using available radiation dosimeters), as well as the inadequacy of accepting displayed dose as patient radiation dose is discussed. Furthermore, advances in real-time patient radiation dose estimation during FGI are considered. Patient dosimetry in FGI, particularly in real time, remains an ongoing challenge. The increasing occurrence and sophistication of these procedures calls for further advances in the field of patient radiation dose monitoring. Improved measuring techniques will aid clinicians in better predicting and managing radiation induced injury following FGI, thus improving patient care.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012049
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Volume694
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 24 Mar 2016
Externally publishedYes
EventSouth-East Asian Congress of Medical Physics, SEACOMP 2015 - Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Duration: 10 Dec 201512 Dec 2015
Conference number: 13th

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