Radiation dose optimization in interventional radiology and cardiology using diagnostic reference levels

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Trauernicht, Christoph Jan en_ZA
dc.contributor.advisor Kotzé, T C en_ZA
dc.contributor.author De Vos, Hendrik Johannes en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2016-07-28T11:22:39Z
dc.date.available 2016-07-28T11:22:39Z
dc.date.issued 2016 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation De Vos, H. 2016. Radiation dose optimization in interventional radiology and cardiology using diagnostic reference levels. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/20928
dc.description.abstract The International Commission of Radiological Protection (ICRP) advises that in principle Diagnostic Reference Levels (DRL) could be used in fluoroscopically guided interventional procedures to avoid unnecessary stochastic radiation risk. The increase in complexity of interventional procedures, combined with a lack of specialist training on radiation techniques, poses a significant risk to patients. These risks have not gone unnoticed by government authorities worldwide and in 2015 the South African Department of Health: Directorate Radiation Control issued requirements to license holders of interventional fluoroscopy units, requiring that a medical physicist optimize their radiation usage using DRLs. The Dose Area Product (DAP) quantity measured for each patient represents a dosimetry index, the value of which for the purpose of improvement should be optimized against the DRL. In this dissertation, I aim to establish if DRLs in the South African private healthcare interventional theatres are high compared to international levels and whether DRLs will optimize the doses used. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Diagnostic Radiology en_ZA
dc.title Radiation dose optimization in interventional radiology and cardiology using diagnostic reference levels en_ZA
dc.type Master Thesis
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Health Sciences en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Division of Medical Physics en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters
dc.type.qualificationname MSc (Med) en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation De Vos, H. J. (2016). <i>Radiation dose optimization in interventional radiology and cardiology using diagnostic reference levels</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Health Sciences ,Division of Medical Physics. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/20928 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation De Vos, Hendrik Johannes. <i>"Radiation dose optimization in interventional radiology and cardiology using diagnostic reference levels."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Health Sciences ,Division of Medical Physics, 2016. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/20928 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation De Vos HJ. Radiation dose optimization in interventional radiology and cardiology using diagnostic reference levels. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Health Sciences ,Division of Medical Physics, 2016 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/20928 en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - De Vos, Hendrik Johannes AB - The International Commission of Radiological Protection (ICRP) advises that in principle Diagnostic Reference Levels (DRL) could be used in fluoroscopically guided interventional procedures to avoid unnecessary stochastic radiation risk. The increase in complexity of interventional procedures, combined with a lack of specialist training on radiation techniques, poses a significant risk to patients. These risks have not gone unnoticed by government authorities worldwide and in 2015 the South African Department of Health: Directorate Radiation Control issued requirements to license holders of interventional fluoroscopy units, requiring that a medical physicist optimize their radiation usage using DRLs. The Dose Area Product (DAP) quantity measured for each patient represents a dosimetry index, the value of which for the purpose of improvement should be optimized against the DRL. In this dissertation, I aim to establish if DRLs in the South African private healthcare interventional theatres are high compared to international levels and whether DRLs will optimize the doses used. DA - 2016 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2016 T1 - Radiation dose optimization in interventional radiology and cardiology using diagnostic reference levels TI - Radiation dose optimization in interventional radiology and cardiology using diagnostic reference levels UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/20928 ER - en_ZA


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