Concern has been expressed about the relatively high radiation doses to the lens of the eye received by the operator during cardiac catheterization studies.
A study was undertaken to assess the occupational doses received by cardiologists and to examine the factors that affect the individual's eye dose.
Eighteen cardiologists working in five catheterization laboratories at three centres were included in the study.
Their eye doses, workload and individual study details were monitored at each centre.
Operating dose rates and scattered radiation were also measured for each unit to compare equipment performance.
Mots-clés Pascal : Médecine travail, Exposition professionnelle, Oeil pathologie, Exploration, Homme, Cristallin, Radiologue, Cathétérisme, Coeur, Dose rayonnement
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Occupational medicine, Occupational exposure, Eye disease, Exploration, Human, Lens, Radiologist, Catheterization, Heart, Radiation dose
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Code Inist : 002B30B01B. Création : 199406.