Hand dose measurements in interventional radiology

J. P. Felmlee, P. F. McGough, R. L. Morin, K. L. Classic

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Abstract

Measurements of radiation dose to the hand were conducted using TLD ring badges for individual interventional radiology cases. Results from over 30 examinations (including transhepatic cholangiograms and biliary and nephrostomy procedures) conducted by four radiologists using identical equipment show an average hand dose of 1.5 mGy (150 mrad) per procedure. Hand dose varied inversely with distance from the patient. Due to variable hand positions during clinical examinations, fluoroscopic time was not found to be a good indicator of hand dose.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)265-267
Number of pages3
JournalHealth Physics
Volume60
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1991

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Interventional Radiology
Radiology
radiology
Dosimetry
Hand
dosage
examination
dose
rings
Radiation
radiation
Equipment and Supplies

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science (miscellaneous)
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis
  • Toxicology
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Environmental Science(all)

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Felmlee, J. P., McGough, P. F., Morin, R. L., & Classic, K. L. (1991). Hand dose measurements in interventional radiology. Health Physics, 60(2), 265-267.

Hand dose measurements in interventional radiology. / Felmlee, J. P.; McGough, P. F.; Morin, R. L.; Classic, K. L.

In: Health Physics, Vol. 60, No. 2, 1991, p. 265-267.

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Felmlee, JP, McGough, PF, Morin, RL & Classic, KL 1991, 'Hand dose measurements in interventional radiology', Health Physics, vol. 60, no. 2, pp. 265-267.
Felmlee JP, McGough PF, Morin RL, Classic KL. Hand dose measurements in interventional radiology. Health Physics. 1991;60(2):265-267.
Felmlee, J. P. ; McGough, P. F. ; Morin, R. L. ; Classic, K. L. / Hand dose measurements in interventional radiology. In: Health Physics. 1991 ; Vol. 60, No. 2. pp. 265-267.
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