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Occupational Head Dose Levels During Coronary Angiography

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Diagnostic and interventional angiography utilises x-ray fluoroscopy to visualise contrast within blood vessels in real time. Staff performing angiographic examinations are occupationally exposed to radiation throughout their career in a catheterisation laboratory, and there are several possible detrimental effects that may occur as a result of occupational exposure during fluoroscopic procedures e.g. cancer or cataract formation.

A correlational longitudinal quantitative design was used to examine the relationship between the variable of occupational head and eye dose to the medical operator when compared with the dose to the scrub and scout nurse.  Other procedural parameters such as access point, patient body mass index, patient dose, fluoroscopy time and the number of acquisitions were also examined.

Data collection occurred between May 2015 and Feb 2017 at Greenslopes Private Hospital, and measurements were obtained for 22 nursing staff performing either the scrub or scout role, and one interventional cardiologist for 612 procedures.

The data owner gratefully acknowledges the generosity of the donors that support the Gallipoli Medical Research Foundation (Innovation Grant Award, 2015), without which the present study could not have been completed.

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Geographical area of data collection



Wilson-Stewart, Kelly, Shanahan, Madeleine, Fontanarosa, Davide, & Davidson, Rob (2018) Occupational radiation exposure to nursing staff during cardiovascular fluoroscopic procedures: A review of the literature. Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics, 19(6), pp. 282-297. https://eprints.qut.edu.au/122164/

Research areas

Occupational dose
Radiology and Organ Imaging
Scrub nurse
Cardiology (incl. Cardiovascular Diseases)
Other physical sciences
Eye dose

Cite this collection

Wilson-Stewart, Kelly; Fontanarosa, Davide; Hartel, Gunter (2019): Occupational Head Dose Levels During Coronary Angiography. Queensland University of Technology. (Dataset) https://doi.org/10.25912/5c7761b0c91d4

Partner institution

Greenslopes Private Hosptial https://www.greenslopesprivate.com.au/

Data file types

RME files are .docx and require Microsoft Word to access. DAT file 1 is .cvs which can be opened in most software (e.g. Microsoft Excel, OpenOffice Calc and Google docs). DAT file 2 is .xlsx and Microsoft Excel is required to access data files.


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© Kelly Wilson-Stewart, 2018