Occupational Radition Dose of Personal in Pediatric Interventional Cardiology

Hışıroğlu Ayar K., KAM E., YAŞAR D.

Journal of Engineering Technology and Applied Sciences, vol.8, no.1, pp.49-58, 2023 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier


This study aimed to determine the effective doses of the cardiologist, nurses, and technical staff in the pediatric angiography laboratory during their diagnostic and therapeutic applications. This study also compares the radiation dose in the applications performed in the country with the effective doses exposed on a world scale. A total of 39 coronary angiography (CA) + percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTCA) methods were performed in the pediatric angiography laboratory during the study. The radiation dose received for each person in a single application was determined, and the total dose values were measured in sequential applications. If the annual workload is taken into consideration, it is calculated that the person with a high workload may be exposed to a dose of 1384.7 μSv per year. Furthermore, from the total effective dose values, the doses per procedure were calculated to be in the range of 6.5 to 11.1 μSv. These results are consistent with the literature.