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

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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

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

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