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dc.contributor.authorBadawy, Mohamed Khaldoun-
dc.contributor.authorScott, Matthew-
dc.contributor.authorFarouque, Omar-
dc.contributor.authorHorrigan, Mark-
dc.contributor.authorClark, David J-
dc.contributor.authorChan, Robert K-
dc.identifier.citationJournal of medical radiation sciences 2018; 65(4): 252-258en
dc.description.abstractCoronary angiogram, while a powerful diagnostic tool in coronary artery disease, is not without an associated risk from ionising radiation. There are a number of factors that influence the amount of radiation the patient receives during the procedure, some of which are under the control of the operator. One of these is an adjustment of the fluoroscopic pulse rate. This study aims to assess the feasibility of using ultra-low pulse rate (3 pulses per second(pps)) fluoroscopy during routine diagnostic coronary angiogram procedures and the effect it has on fluoroscopy time, diagnostic clarity and radiation dose. A retrospective study of three operators each undertaking 50 coronary angiogram procedures was performed. One of the operators used a pulse rate of 3 pps and 6 pps for fluoroscopic screening while the control groups used the standard 10 pps mode utilised at this centre. Results demonstrated no reduction of diagnostic clarity, up to a 58% reduction in Dose Area Product and no increase in fluoroscopy time with the 3 pps setting. Findings from this pilot study suggest that utilisation of ultra-low pulse rate fluoroscopy in routine transfemoral diagnostic coronary angiography in the catheterisation laboratory is feasible.en
dc.subjectinterventional cardiologyen
dc.subjectradiation dose optimisationen
dc.subjectradiation protectionen
dc.titleFeasibility of using ultra-low pulse rate fluoroscopy during routine diagnostic coronary angiography.en
dc.typeJournal Articleen
dc.identifier.journaltitleJournal of medical radiation sciencesen
dc.identifier.affiliationSchool of Health and Biomedical Sciences, RMIT University, Bundoora, Victoria, Australiaen
dc.identifier.affiliationMonash Imaging, Monash Health, Clayton, Victoria, Australiaen
dc.identifier.affiliationCardiovascular Procedure Centre, Warringal Private Hospital, Ramsay Healthcare, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australiaen
dc.identifier.affiliationDepartment of Cardiology, Austin Health, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australiaen
dc.identifier.affiliationFaculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australiaen
dc.type.austinJournal Article-
item.openairetypeJournal Article-
item.fulltextNo Fulltext- of Melbourne Clinical School-
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