FLUOROSCOPY-GUIDED BILIARY PROCEDURES IN A PREGNANT, LIVER TRANSPLANT PATIENT: FETUS RADIATION PROTECTION

R Gerasia, C Cannataci, G S Gallo, C Tafaro, C Caruso, L Maruzzelli, R Miraglia

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Abstract

We report three cases of clinically necessary, fluoroscopy-guided, percutaneous biliary procedures performed safely in a pregnant, liver transplant recipient using three different angiography suites. The uterine cumulative equivalent dose was 0.25 mSv, a value obtained by adding the doses of the three procedures described above, and which is relatively low when compared with the naturally occurring background radiation exposure for a 9-month pregnancy (~0.5-1 mSv). Our experience shows that staff knowledge, awareness and liaison promote the application of all dose reduction strategies possible while still achieving the clinical aim despite using different angiographic equipment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)396-401
Number of pages6
JournalRadiation Protection Dosimetry
Volume192
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 30 2020

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