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dc.contributor.authorBijwaard, Harmen
dc.contributor.authorValk, Doreth
dc.contributor.authorde Waard-Schalkx, Ischa
dc.date.accessioned2018-05-28T12:42:33Z
dc.date.available2018-05-28T12:42:33Z
dc.date.issued2018-06
dc.identifier.citationRadiation Protection for Interventional Fluoroscopy: Results of a Survey Among Dutch Hospitals. 2018, 114 (6):627-631 Health Physen
dc.identifier.issn1538-5159
dc.identifier.pmid29697513
dc.identifier.doi10.1097/HP.0000000000000837
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10029/621969
dc.description.abstractA survey was conducted among 20 Dutch hospitals about radiation protection for interventional fluoroscopy. This was a follow-up of a previous study in 2007 that led to several recommendations for radiation protection for interventional fluoroscopy. The results indicate that most recommendations have been followed. However, radiation-induced complications from interventional procedures are still often not recorded in the appropriate register. Furthermore, even though professionals with appropriate training in radiation protection are usually involved in interventional procedures, this often is not the case when these procedures are carried out outside the radiology department. Although this involvement is not required by Dutch law, it is recommended to have radiation protection professionals present more often at interventional procedures. Further improvements in radiation protection for interventional fluoroscopy may come from a comparison of dose-reducing practices among hospitals, the introduction of diagnostic reference levels for interventional procedures, and a more thorough form of screening and follow-up of patients.
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dc.titleRadiation Protection for Interventional Fluoroscopy: Results of a Survey Among Dutch Hospitals.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalHealth Phys 2018; 114(6):627-31en
html.description.abstractA survey was conducted among 20 Dutch hospitals about radiation protection for interventional fluoroscopy. This was a follow-up of a previous study in 2007 that led to several recommendations for radiation protection for interventional fluoroscopy. The results indicate that most recommendations have been followed. However, radiation-induced complications from interventional procedures are still often not recorded in the appropriate register. Furthermore, even though professionals with appropriate training in radiation protection are usually involved in interventional procedures, this often is not the case when these procedures are carried out outside the radiology department. Although this involvement is not required by Dutch law, it is recommended to have radiation protection professionals present more often at interventional procedures. Further improvements in radiation protection for interventional fluoroscopy may come from a comparison of dose-reducing practices among hospitals, the introduction of diagnostic reference levels for interventional procedures, and a more thorough form of screening and follow-up of patients.


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