Defining the radiation "scatter cloud" in the interventional suite Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Angiography, Digital Subtraction
  • Endovascular Procedures
  • Occupational Exposure
  • Radiation Dosage
  • Radiography, Interventional

abstract

  • Quantifiable and reproducible radiation scatter is created during interventional procedures. Radiation doses vary widely around the perimeter of the angiography table and change according to imaging angles. These data are easily visualized using contour plots and scatter three-dimensional mesh plots. Rather than the concentric circles predicted by the inverse square law, these data more closely resemble a "scatter cloud." Knowledge of the actual exposure levels within the endovascular environment may help in mitigating these risks to health care providers.

publication date

  • November 2013

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.jvs.2013.01.025

PubMed ID

  • 23663872

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 1339

end page

  • 45

volume

  • 58

number

  • 5