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RESULTS OF RELID STUDY 2014 – BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA. RETROSPECTIVE EVALUATION OF LENS INJURIES AND DOSE

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Etiquetas

  • laboratorios
  • radiaciones ionizantes
  • proteccion contra las radiaciones
  • dosis
  • dispersion
  • lesiones
  • radiaciones

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Argentina

Idioma

Inglés

Organización

ARN (Argentina)

Autor

Papp, C.; Romano-Miller, M.; Descalzo, A.; Michelin, S.; Molinari, A.; ét al.

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High levels of scatter radiation in catheterization laboratories may lead to posterior subcapsular opacities in the lens of the staff. The international Retrospective Evaluation of Lens Injuries and Dose (RELID) was performed in Argentina for the first time in 2010 in the context of the congress of the Latin American Society of Interventional Cardiology (SOLACI) and recently, in 2014, was carried out for the second time (SOLACI-CACI 2014). The 2014 study included 115 participants: interventional cardiologists, technicians and nurses. Posterior subcapsular lens changes typical of ionizing radiation exposure were found in 91.5% of interventional cardiologists, in 77% of technicians and in 100% of nurses, according to the Merriam– Focht scale. This RELID study (Argentina 2014) has particular importance since it allowed the followup of 10 professionals evaluated in 2010. The results obtained in the study population highlight the importance of the availability and proper use of the elements of radiation protection, as well as staff training. Radiation Protection Dosimetry; p. 1-6, 2016