Radiation dosage during pediatric diagnostic or interventional cardiac catheterizations using the "air gap technique" and an aggressive "as low as reasonably achievable" radiation reduction protocol in patients weighing <20 kg

Frank A. Osei, Joshua Hayman, Nicole J. Sutton, Robert H. Pass

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

3 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Background: Cardiac catheterizations expose both the patient and staff to the risks of ionizing radiation. Studies using the "air gap" technique (AGT) in various radiological procedures indicate that its use leads to reduction in radiation exposure but there are no data on its use for pediatric cardiac catheterization. The aim of this study was to retrospectively review the radiation exposure data for children weighing

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)16-21
Number of pages6
JournalAnnals of Pediatric Cardiology
Volume9
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016

Fingerprint

Radiation Dosage
Cardiac Catheterization
Air
Radiation
Pediatrics
Ionizing Radiation
Radiation Exposure

Keywords

  • Air gap technique (AGT)
  • ALARA: As low as reasonably achievable.
  • cardiac catheterization
  • diagnostic cardiac catheterization
  • fluoroscopy
  • interventional cardiac catheterizations
  • radiation exposure Abbreviations: AGT: Air gap technique

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

Cite this

@article{d20b6bd55e934401b0dfcb7163e82c9e,
title = "Radiation dosage during pediatric diagnostic or interventional cardiac catheterizations using the {"}air gap technique{"} and an aggressive {"}as low as reasonably achievable{"} radiation reduction protocol in patients weighing <20 kg",
abstract = "Background: Cardiac catheterizations expose both the patient and staff to the risks of ionizing radiation. Studies using the {"}air gap{"} technique (AGT) in various radiological procedures indicate that its use leads to reduction in radiation exposure but there are no data on its use for pediatric cardiac catheterization. The aim of this study was to retrospectively review the radiation exposure data for children weighing",
keywords = "Air gap technique (AGT), ALARA: As low as reasonably achievable., cardiac catheterization, diagnostic cardiac catheterization, fluoroscopy, interventional cardiac catheterizations, radiation exposure Abbreviations: AGT: Air gap technique",
author = "Osei, {Frank A.} and Joshua Hayman and Sutton, {Nicole J.} and Pass, {Robert H.}",
year = "2016",
month = "1",
day = "1",
doi = "10.4103/0974-2069.171406",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "9",
pages = "16--21",
journal = "Annals of Pediatric Cardiology",
issn = "0974-2069",
publisher = "Medknow Publications and Media Pvt. Ltd",
number = "1",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Radiation dosage during pediatric diagnostic or interventional cardiac catheterizations using the "air gap technique" and an aggressive "as low as reasonably achievable" radiation reduction protocol in patients weighing <20 kg

AU - Osei, Frank A.

AU - Hayman, Joshua

AU - Sutton, Nicole J.

AU - Pass, Robert H.

PY - 2016/1/1

Y1 - 2016/1/1

N2 - Background: Cardiac catheterizations expose both the patient and staff to the risks of ionizing radiation. Studies using the "air gap" technique (AGT) in various radiological procedures indicate that its use leads to reduction in radiation exposure but there are no data on its use for pediatric cardiac catheterization. The aim of this study was to retrospectively review the radiation exposure data for children weighing

AB - Background: Cardiac catheterizations expose both the patient and staff to the risks of ionizing radiation. Studies using the "air gap" technique (AGT) in various radiological procedures indicate that its use leads to reduction in radiation exposure but there are no data on its use for pediatric cardiac catheterization. The aim of this study was to retrospectively review the radiation exposure data for children weighing

KW - Air gap technique (AGT)

KW - ALARA: As low as reasonably achievable.

KW - cardiac catheterization

KW - diagnostic cardiac catheterization

KW - fluoroscopy

KW - interventional cardiac catheterizations

KW - radiation exposure Abbreviations: AGT: Air gap technique

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84956858105&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=84956858105&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.4103/0974-2069.171406

DO - 10.4103/0974-2069.171406

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:84956858105

VL - 9

SP - 16

EP - 21

JO - Annals of Pediatric Cardiology

JF - Annals of Pediatric Cardiology

SN - 0974-2069

IS - 1

ER -