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dc.contributor.authorBadawy, M K-
dc.contributor.authorClark, Tegan-
dc.contributor.authorCarrion, Daniel-
dc.contributor.authorDeb, P-
dc.contributor.authorFarouque, Omar-
dc.identifier.citationCardiology Research and Practice 2018; 6912841en_US
dc.description.abstractRadiological interventions play an increasingly relevant role in cardiology. Due to the inherent risks of ionizing radiation, proper care must be taken with monitoring and optimizing the dose delivered in angiograms to pose as low risk as possible to staff and patients. Dose optimization is particularly pertinent in teaching hospitals, where longer procedure times are at times necessary to accommodate the teaching needs of junior staff, and thus impart a more significant radiation dose. This study aims to analyze the effects of different protocol settings in routine coronary angiograms, from the perspective of a large tertiary center implementing a rapid dose reduction program. Routine coronary angiograms were chosen to compare baseline levels of radiation, and the dose imparted before and after dose optimization techniques was measured. Such methods included lowering dose per pulse, fluoroscopic pulse rates, and cine acquisition frame rates. The results showed up to 63% reduction in radiation dose without adverse impact on clinical or teaching outcomes. A 10 fps/low and 5 pps/low setting was found to achieve maximum dose optimization, with the caveat that settings require incremental changes to accommodate for patient complexities.en_US
dc.titleRadiation Dose Optimization in Interventional Cardiology: A Teaching Hospital Experience.en_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.identifier.journaltitleCardiology Research and Practiceen_US
dc.identifier.affiliationMonash Imaging, Monash Health, Clayton, Victoria, Australiaen_US
dc.identifier.affiliationSchool of Health and Biomedical Sciences, RMIT University, Bundoora, Victoria, Australiaen_US
dc.identifier.affiliationMedical Physicsen_US
dc.identifier.affiliationDepartment of Medicine, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australiaen_US
dc.type.austinJournal Article-, Daniel
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