Radiation protection consideration in the cardiac catheterization laboratory.

Published on Sep 1, 1975in Health Physics0.853
Dunlap Jh1
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Staff working in cardiac catheterization laboratories receive radiation exposures from primary radiation (if any part of their body is placed within the X-ray beam) or from secondary radiation due to scatter from the patient and image intensifier and to leakage from the X-ray tube. As a result, the radiation exposure distribution over a staff member's body is expected to be non-uniform. In order to evaluate the radiation somatic risk to be assigned to an individual, and to assess the efficacy of...
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