EuroSafe Imaging 2020
Embolisation, Chemoembolisation, Ablation procedures, Fluoroscopy, Radioprotection / Radiation dose, Interventional vascular, Interventional non-vascular, Action 2 - Clinical diagnostic reference levels (DRLs), Dosimetric comparison, Retrospective, Observational, Multicentre study
M. Cavallari, L. D'Ercole, P. Isoardi, C. Giordano, N. Paruccini, S. Pini, A. Trianni
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES
Interventional radiology procedures can produce high patient doses and therefore require special attention to protect the patient from radiation injuries [1–5]. Therefore, it is very important to define an optimization process. In 2007 the ICRP suggests for the first time the use of Diagnostic Reference Levels (DRL) in interventional radiology  in terms of three dosimetric indicators: KAP, cumulative air kerma, fluoroscopy time .
The aim of this study is to compare the exposure level of adult patients subjected to interventional procedures in different Italian centers with the DRL proposed at a national level in Italy  or, in the absence of national data, to an international level [9-17]. Additionally, this work proposes local DRLs for three procedures (cerebral angiography, CA and PTCA) as suggested by ICRP 135 .