EuroSafe Imaging 2020
Action 9 - Facilitation of research in advanced topics of radiation protection, Interventional non-vascular, Interventional vascular, Radioprotection / Radiation dose, Fluoroscopy, Dosimetry, Radiation effects, Radiation safety, Dosimetric comparison, Quality assurance, Retrospective, Not applicable, Performed at one institution
M. Hellström, C. Granberg, J. Lundman, K. Ahlström Riklund, J. S. Andersson
Conclusion and recommendations
Patient PSD estimations with IR procedures are assisted by information from RDSR and correction of physical dependencies. With refined PSD estimates, such as the one provided in the PySkinDose framework, patient follow-up after IR procedures are improved by providing relevant action levels to clinicians.
Absolute dose measurements should be conducted to validate PySkinDose PSD estimation. PySkinDose can also be used for optimisation purposes since the RDSR contain useful data on how anatomical protocol settings are used in the clinical workflow. Data extraction and visualisation can be used to educate both medical physicists and clinical staff on how to optimise procedure methods.
PySkinDose is open-source and available for download from the project repository, which can be accessed by using the QR code in Fig. 7. Collaborations for further development of PySkinDose is greatly appreciated.