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Optimisation of occupational radiation protection in image-guided interventions : Exploring video recordings as atool in the process

Almén, Anja LU ; Sandblom, Viktor ; Rystedt, Hans ; von Wrangel, Alexa ; Ivarsson, Jonas ; Båth, Magnus and Lundh, Charlotta (2016) In Radiation Protection Dosimetry 169(1). p.425-429
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The overall purpose of this work was to explore how video recordings can contribute to the process of optimising occupational radiation protection in image-guided interventions. Video-recorded material from two image-guided interventions was produced and used to investigate to what extent it is conceivable to observe and assess dose-affecting actions in video recordings. Using the recorded material, it was to some extent possible to connect the choice of imaging techniques to the medical events during the procedure and, to a less extent, to connect these technical and medical issues to the occupational exposure. It was possible to identify a relationship between occupational exposure level to staffand positioning and use of shielding.... (More)

The overall purpose of this work was to explore how video recordings can contribute to the process of optimising occupational radiation protection in image-guided interventions. Video-recorded material from two image-guided interventions was produced and used to investigate to what extent it is conceivable to observe and assess dose-affecting actions in video recordings. Using the recorded material, it was to some extent possible to connect the choice of imaging techniques to the medical events during the procedure and, to a less extent, to connect these technical and medical issues to the occupational exposure. It was possible to identify a relationship between occupational exposure level to staffand positioning and use of shielding. However, detailed values of the dose rates were not possible to observe on the recordings, and the change in occupational exposure level from adjustments of exposure settings was not possible to identify. In conclusion, the use of video recordings is a promising tool to identify doseaffecting instances, allowing for a deeper knowledge of the interdependency between the management of the medical procedure, the applied imaging technology and the occupational exposure level. However, for a full information about the dose-affecting actions, the equipment used and the recording settings have to be thoroughly planned.

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  author       = {Almén, Anja and Sandblom, Viktor and Rystedt, Hans and von Wrangel, Alexa and Ivarsson, Jonas and Båth, Magnus and Lundh, Charlotta},
  issn         = {0144-8420},
  language     = {eng},
  month        = {01},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {425--429},
  publisher    = {Oxford University Press},
  series       = {Radiation Protection Dosimetry},
  title        = {Optimisation of occupational radiation protection in image-guided interventions : Exploring video recordings as atool in the process},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/rpd/ncw078},
  doi          = {10.1093/rpd/ncw078},
  volume       = {169},
  year         = {2016},
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