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Welcome to the Polling Station of Vascupedia. Every first of the month and during all the month, you can vote on a new topic of great interest. The results of the voting will illuminate the current practice and needs in the treatment of vascular diseases worldwide.

 

Why is your participation important?

Here you can express your opinion and vote actively on controversial issues in vascular medicine. Your vote is of unique importance to evaluate current techniques and technologies and to highlight your demands and challenges. After voting, you will be able to follow the ongoing results anytime and to see the expert’s opinion on the respective topic. At the end of the month, the expert will comment also on the final results

 

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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.

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Does the potential radiation exposure influence your pre-interventional treatment plan?
  • Yes

  • No

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Does the radiation exposure during an intervention change your treatment strategy?
  • Yes

  • No

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Are you using protection cap?
  • Yes

  • No

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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

  • None

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Do you believe that the scientific committees/societies should set limits regarding the overall radiation exposure of physicians?
  • Yes

  • No

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Do you believe that the scientific committees/societies should set limits regarding the overall radiation exposure of patients?
  • Yes

  • No

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Are you satisfied with the current developments in the field of radiation protection?
  • Yes

  • No

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