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Research Article

Patient Radiation Risk in Interventional Cardiology

Eleni-Theano Samara1*, Abbas Aroua1, François Oswald Bochud1, Alain Delabays2, Jean-Pascal Laedermann1 and Francis Robert Verdun1
1Institute of Radiation Physics, Lausanne University Hospital, Rue du Grand-Pre 1, CH-1007, Lausanne, Switzerland
2Department of Cardiology, Lausanne University Hospital, Rue du Bugnon 46, CH-1011 Lausanne, Switzerland
Corresponding Author : Eleni-Theano Samara
Institute of Radiation Physics
Lausanne University Hospital
Rue du Grand-Pre 1, CH-1007
Lausanne, Swit- zerland
E-mail: [email protected]
Received April 12, 2012; Accepted April 23, 2012; Published April 30, 2012
Citation:Samara ET, Aroua A, Bochud FO, Delabays A, Laedermann JP, et al. (2012) Patient Radiation Risk in Interventional Cardiology. OMICS J Radiology. 1:103. doi: 10.4172/2167-7964.1000103
Copyright: © 2012 Samara ET, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


Radiological imaging used in cardiac procedures may result in significant radiation doses to the patient. The aim of this study was to estimate radiation risks from typical cardiac procedures. Monte Carlo simulations were performed to assess absorbed organ doses. Equivalent organ doses and effective doses were calculated using the recommendations in ICRP Publications 60 and 103 [1,2]. The differences in effective dose applying the two recommendations were found to be small. Cancer incidence risks for different organs were calculated for different sex and age at exposure using the lifetime attributable risks provided by the Biological Effects of Ionizing Radiations report VII. These results are a straightforward method to comprehend radiation risks.