Eliseo Vano
Complutense University of Madrid
Imaging phantomQuality assuranceRadiologyEffective dose (radiation)KermaRadiological weaponMedical physicsFluoroscopyRadiation protectionQuality (business)Interventional cardiologyRadiation doseNuclear medicinePatient doseMedical imagingRadiographyInterventional radiologyImage qualityMedicineDosimetry
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#1Eliseo Vano (Complutense University of Madrid)H-Index: 58
There are many aspects of radiological protection in medicine that are different than in other areas of activity using ionising radiations. In this paper, we present and justify some of these differences and highlight the reasons and benefits of this consideration for the medical field. It is important to understand the differences as we are all likely to be patients at some point in our lives and be exposed to ionising radiation for imaging procedures several times and, in some cases, for thera...
#1Roberto M. Sánchez (Complutense University of Madrid)H-Index: 15
#2Daniel Fernández (Universidad Francisco de Vitoria)
Last. José M. Fernández (Hospital Clínico San Carlos)H-Index: 14
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PURPOSE This study presents a prototype smartphone application for occupational dosimetry in interventional practices based on electronic personal dosimeters to assist in dose monitoring. METHODS The prototype receives and records information from the occupational dose report containing the cumulative dose of electronic personal dosimeters worn over the apron at chest level and electronic area dosimeters located on C-arms (reference dosimeters), for each fluoroscopy-guided procedure. Using their...
#1Eliseo Vano (Complutense University of Madrid)H-Index: 58
#2Guy Frija (University of Paris)H-Index: 31
Last. Jonas Andersson (Umeå University)H-Index: 18
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This review presents basic information on the dosimetric quantities used in medical imaging for reporting patient doses and establishing diagnostic reference levels. The proper use of the radiation protection quantity “effective dose” to compare doses delivered by different radiological procedures and different imaging modalities with its uncertainties and limitations, is summarised. The estimates of population doses required by the European Directive on Basic Safety Standards is commented on. R...
#1Graciano Paulo (IPN: Instituto Politécnico Nacional)H-Index: 8
#2Gabriel BartalH-Index: 16
Last. Eliseo Vano (Complutense University of Madrid)H-Index: 58
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The benefits of fluoroscopically guided interventional procedures are significant and have established new standards in the clinical management of many diseases. Despite the benefits, it is known that they come with known risks, such as the exposure to ionizing radiation. To minimize such risks, it is crucial that the health professionals involved in the procedures have a common understanding of the concepts related to radiation protection, such as dose descriptors, diagnostic reference levels a...
#1Carmel J. Caruana (University of Malta)H-Index: 11
#2Violeta Karenauskaite (Vilnius University)H-Index: 3
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The objective of the study was the construction of a generic curriculum development model for the use of biomedical physics (BMP) educators teaching the non-physics healthcare professions (HCP) in Europe. A comprehensive, qualitative cross-sectional Europe-wide survey of the curricula delivered by BMP in Faculties of Medicine and Health Sciences (FMHS) was carried out. Curricular content was collected from faculty web-sites, curricular documents and textbooks. The survey data was supplemented wi...
#1Gabriel BartalH-Index: 16
#2Eliseo Vano (Complutense University of Madrid)H-Index: 58
Last. Graciano Paulo (IPN: Instituto Politécnico Nacional)H-Index: 8
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PURPOSE Evaluation and registration of patient and staff doses are mandatory under the current European legislation, and the occupational dose limits recommended by the ICRP have been adopted by most of the countries in the world. METHODS Relevant documents and guidelines published by international organisations and interventional radiology societies are referred. Any potential reduction of patient and staff doses should be compatible with the clinical outcomes of the procedures. RESULTS The rev...
#1Reinhard LooseH-Index: 7
#1Reinhard LooseH-Index: 5
Last. John Damilakis (UoC: University of Crete)H-Index: 44
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The European Directive 2013/59/Euratom requires member states of the European Union to ensure justification and optimisation of radiological procedures and store information on patient exposure for analysis and quality assurance. The EuroSafe Imaging campaign of the European Society of Radiology created a working group (WG) on "Dose Management" with the aim to provide European recommendations on the implementation of dose management systems (DMS) in clinical practice. The WG follows Action 4: "P...
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#2L. AlejoH-Index: 5
Last. Eduardo Guibelalde (Complutense University of Madrid)H-Index: 14
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Purpose To assess occupational lens exposure in a mixed interventional radiology department, comparing pediatric and adult procedures. To analyze the correlation between the lens dose and the doses measured at the chest and collar level and the kerma-area product (PKA ). Methods For 17 months, three radiologists performing both pediatric and adult interventions were monitored by means of 14 dosimeters per worker: 12 single-point optically stimulated luminescent (OSL) dosimeters calibrated in ter...
#1Guy Frija (University of Paris)H-Index: 31
#2John Damilakis (UoC: University of Crete)H-Index: 44
Last. Eliseo Vano (Complutense University of Madrid)H-Index: 58
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In recent years, the issue of cumulative effective dose received from recurrent computed tomography examinations has become a subject of increasing concern internationally. Evidence, predominantly from the USA, has shown that a significant number of patients receive a cumulative effective dose of 100 mSv or greater. To obtain a European perspective, EuroSafe Imaging carried out a survey to collect European data on cumulative radiation exposure of patients from recurrent computed tomography exami...
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#1Guy Frija (Paris V: Paris Descartes University)H-Index: 31
#2Christoph Hoeschen (Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg)H-Index: 19
Last. Steve Ebdon-Jackson (PHE: Public Health England)H-Index: 4
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This article introduces the European Society of Radiology's EuroSafe Imaging initiative in the year of its 6th anniversary. The European and global radiation protection frameworks are outlined and the role of the EuroSafe Imaging initiative's Call for Action in successfully achieving international radiation protection goals as set out by those frameworks is detailed.