“Radiation Dose Measurements to the Interventional Cardiologist Using an TLD Personal Dosimeter

Kam E., Yaşar D., Hışıroğlu K.

Medikal Görüntülemede Güncel Teknikler Çalıştayı, İstanbul, Turkey, 9 - 10 September 2019, pp.26

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Summary Text
  • City: İstanbul
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.26
  • Yıldız Technical University Affiliated: Yes


The aim of this study was to determine the radiation dose of the cardiologist, nurses and technical staff in the pediatric angio laboratory during their diagnostic and therapeutic applications. This study is also to compare the radiation dose in the applications performed in our country with the doses exposed on a world scale. Individual doses of interventional radiology workers were determined by TLD dose measurement technique. A total of 137 applications were performed in the pediatric angiography laboratory during our study. The radiation dose received for each personnel in a single application was determined, and the total dose values were measured in the sequential applications. If the annual workload is taken into consideration, it is calculated that the personnel with high workload may be exposed to a dose of 1384,56 Sv per year. Furthermore, from the total dose values, the doses per procedure were calculated to be in the range of 6,5 to 11,07 Sv. These results are consistent with the literature. It is seen that it is also below the values found by many researchers. Keywords: Radiation dose; interventional cardiology; TLD; radiation protection; pediatric angiograp