Interventional radiologists receive nonuniform occupational radiation doses, with relatively high doses to the head and extremities and low doses to the trunk, which is protected by a lead apron.
Twenty-eight interventional radiologists from 17 institutions wore thermoluminescent dosimeters over their collars and under their aprons for a 2-month period.
The estimated annual radiation dose was converted to effective dose as suggested by the International Commission on Radiological Protection.
Effective dose is used to relate the risk associated with nonuniform dose to that associated with an equivalent uniform whole-body dose.
The mean annual effective dose was 3.16 mSv (316 mrem), with a range of 0.37-10.1 mSv.
Mots-clés Pascal : Dépistage, Homme, Intervention, Radiologie, Maladie professionnelle, Détection rayonnement, Dosimétrie, Médecine travail
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Medical screening, Human, Operation, Radiology, Occupational disease, Radiation detection, Dosimetry, Occupational medicine
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0504217
Code Inist : 002B30B02C. Création : 199406.