THE USE OF ACTIVE PERSONAL DOSEMETERS IN INTERVENTIONAL WORKPLACES IN HOSPITALS: COMPARISON BETWEEN ACTIVE AND PASSIVE DOSEMETERS WORN SIMULTANEOUSLY BY MEDICAL STAFF

F Vanhavere, E Carinou, I Clairand, O Ciraj-Bjelac, F De Monte, J Domienik-Andrzejewska, P Ferrari, M Ginjaume, Hrvoje Hršak, O Hupe, Z Knezevic, U O'Connor, M Sans Merce, S Sarmento, A Savary, T Siskoonen

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Abstract

Medical staff in interventional procedures are among the professionals with the highest occupational doses. Active personal dosemeters (APDs) can help in optimizing the exposure during interventional procedures. However, there can be problems when using APDs during interventional procedures, due to the specific energy and angular distribution of the radiation field and because of the pulsed nature of the radiation. Many parameters like the type of interventional procedure, personal habits and working techniques, protection tools used and X-ray field characteristics influence the occupational exposure and the scattered radiation around the patient. In this paper, we compare the results from three types of APDs with a passive personal dosimetry system while being used in real clinical environment by the interventional staff. The results show that there is a large spread in the ratios of the passive and active devices.

Original languageEnglish
Article numberncz253
Pages (from-to)1-8
Number of pages8
JournalRadiation Protection Dosimetry
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Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - Dec 12 2019

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Vanhavere, F., Carinou, E., Clairand, I., Ciraj-Bjelac, O., De Monte, F., Domienik-Andrzejewska, J., Ferrari, P., Ginjaume, M., Hršak, H., Hupe, O., Knezevic, Z., O'Connor, U., Merce, M. S., Sarmento, S., Savary, A., & Siskoonen, T. (2019). THE USE OF ACTIVE PERSONAL DOSEMETERS IN INTERVENTIONAL WORKPLACES IN HOSPITALS: COMPARISON BETWEEN ACTIVE AND PASSIVE DOSEMETERS WORN SIMULTANEOUSLY BY MEDICAL STAFF. Radiation Protection Dosimetry, 1-8. [ncz253]. https://doi.org/10.1093/rpd/ncz253