High Doses from Interventional Procedures
Fluoroscopic guided interventional (FGI) procedures play an important role in managing many diseases as they avoid open surgical procedures. It is well known that they reduce morbidity, are effective and there is increasing list of FGI procedures. However, some procedures involve high radiation doses where the potential for tissue (skin) injuries (deterministic effects) and long-term risk of stochastic effects (like cancer) creates concern. MGH has conducted studies to access radiation doses in such procedures and also evaluated how much reduction in patients with high doses has been achieved in our practice. Such data can be helpful in global context.
Some publications are:
- Radiation exposure in 101 non-coronary fluoroscopically guided interventional procedures: reference levels of air kerma at the reference point and air kerma area product
- Radiation Effective Dose Above 100 mSv From Fluoroscopically Guided Intervention: Frequency and Patient Medical Condition
- Effective Dose Assessment for Patients Undergoing Contemporary Fluoroscopically Guided Interventional Procedures
- Radiation Dose Monitoring for Fluoroscopically Guided Interventional Procedures: Effect on Patient Radiation Exposure