Poll 01/05/2019 – 31/05/2019
The radiation exposure
Since January 2018, employers in the U.K and Europe have had to comply with their duties under the Ionising Radiations Regulations 2017, IRR17. Previous to this most health trusts working with ionising radiation followed IRR99.
The main changes since the last edition (IRR99) that affect the operator:
- The dose limit for exposure to the lens of the eye has been reduced from 150 mSv to 20 mSv in a year. This is usually assessed using forehead monitoring bands.
It is the duty of the operator to control methods for restricting exposure to ionising radiation by use of distance and shielding etc.
Does the potential radiation exposure influence your pre-interventional treatment plan?
Does the radiation exposure during an intervention change your treatment strategy?
Are you using protection cap?
Which of the following imaging modalities do you routinely use to reduce the radiation exposure?
- Fusion Imaging
- Intravascular Ultrasound (IVUS)
- Extravascular Ultrasound
- Optical Coherence Tomography
Do you believe that the scientific committees/societies should set limits regarding the overall radiation exposure of physicians?
Do you believe that the scientific committees/societies should set limits regarding the overall radiation exposure of patients?
Are you satisfied with the current developments in the field of radiation protection?