The eye lens annual dose limit for exposed personnel to ionizing radiation has recently been revised by the ICRP - International Commission on Radiological Protection and the proposed new limit has been accepted by European legislation through the Council Directive 2013/59/EURATOM 2013. Among medical exposed personnel, the staff performing interventional cardiology are usually affected by relevant doses. For this reason a survey, employing dosemeters characterized in terms of Hp(3), was performed in order to get the order of magnitude of the doses received by the eye lens, at least as a first guess. The survey showed that the annual dose limit can easily be reached if a proper radiation protection approach is not implemented. © 2015 IOP Publishing Ltd.
|Titolo:||First results of an eye lens dosimetry survey in an interventional cardiology department|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2015|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|