The IAEA’s Activities on Radiation Protection in Interventional Cardiology
Rehani, M.M., (2007) The IAEA’s Activities on Radiation Protection in Interventional Cardiology. Biomedical Imaging and Intervention Journal, 3 (2). e31.
Official URL: http://www.biij.org/2007/2/e31/e31.pdf
International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna, Austria
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) under its mandate of developing and applying standards of radiation safety has initiated a number of activities in recent years on radiation protection in interventional cardiology. These activities are implemented through four mechanisms, namely training, providing information through the website, research projects and assistance to Member States through Technical Cooperation (TC) projects. Major international initiatives have been taken in the area of training where more than half a dozen regional training courses have been conducted for cardiologists from over 50 countries. Additionally four national training events for over 300 medical and paramedical staff members involved in interventional procedures were held. The training material is freely available on CD from the IAEA. The newly established website provides information on radiation protection issues . Two coordinated research projects have just been completed where peak skin doses to patients undergoing high dose interventional procedures were studied and factors to manage patient doses were identified. The technical cooperation projects involving protection in cardiac interventional procedures have 30 countries as participants.
|Keywords:||Training in radiation protection, cardiac catheterization- radiation protection, IAEA training, radiation protection in interventional
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