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Project: Multicenter study of patient skin doses in interventional cardiology

project duration
01-JUL-03 – 30-JUN-05
abstract
Using TLD- and filmdosimetry and Monte Carlo simulations of the irradiation geometry the skin dose distribution will be reconstructed in patients undergoing a diagnostic or therapeutic interventional procedure in the catheterization laboratory. To get an overview of the skin dose values given to patients in the interventional cardiology in Belgium the study will be performed in a multicentersetting. Twelve centers over the country will participate in the research project. The results of the study will lead to guidelines to reduce patient dose in cardiology.