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Impact of dose reducing software on patient and staff dose during fluoroscopically guided cardiac procedures

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Fluoroscopy is a vital tool for imaging anatomy and equipment during cardiovascular procedures.  Unfortunately, imaging with x-rays may have detrimental effects on the patient and the staff that are inadvertently exposed due to their proximity to the patient.

This research assesses the effectiveness of dose reducing software during fluoroscopically guided cardiac procedures. Dose levels were measured during coronary angiography, percutaneous coronary intervention, implantation of patent foramina ovale, atrial septal defect and atrial appendage closure devices, and insertion of permanent pacemakers.  Patient and staff dose were compared for two rooms fitted with dose reducing software, to a room that did not have the software installed.

This dataset was produced as part of Kelly Wilson-Stewart's PhD, 'Factors which influence occupational radiation head and eye dose to in-room personnel during angiographic procedures'. 

Kelly's Ph.D. project aims to quantify the levels of temple dose to staff during diagnostic and interventional cardiac and endovascular procedures utilising fluoroscopy.  An additional focus will be placed on reporting on factors that may influence occupational dose levels to nurses and other in-room staff.

The following people were involved in the supervision of this project design and manuscript prepration:

Davide Fontanarosa:

  • School of Clinical Sciences, Queensland University of Technology, 2 George Street, Brisbane, QLD, 4000, Australia
  • Centre for Biomedical Technologies (CBT), Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, QLD, 4000, Australia

Jamie V. Trapp:

  • School of Chemistry and Physics, Queensland University of Technology, 2 George Street, Brisbane, QLD, 4000, Australia

The following person was involved in statistical analysis, data curation and manuscript preparation:

Eva Malacova:

  • QMIR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, 200 Herston Road, Herston, QLD, 4006, Australia
  • Centre for Biomedical Technologies (CBT), Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, QLD, 4000, Australia

The data owner would like to thank her nursing, radiography, and medical colleagues from the cardio-vascular suites at Greenslopes Private Hospital for their contributions towards data collection during this research. The data owner gratefully also acknowledges the support provided by the Australian Commonwealth Government in the form of a research stipend.

Access rights

The owner of this data retains copyright. You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made to the dataset. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggest the licensor endorses you or your use. You may not use this data for commercial purposes.

Geographical area of data collection

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153.028076,-27.467712

Publications

Wilson-Stewart, Kelly, Fontanarosa, Davide, Li, Dan, Drovandi, Chris, Anderson, Rebecca, & Trapp, Jamie (2020) Taller staff occupationally exposed to less radiation to the temple in cardiac procedures, but risk higher doses during vascular cases. Scientific Reports, Article number: 16103. https://eprints.qut.edu.au/204713/
Wilson-Stewart, Kelly (2017) Survey of radiation protection utilization and accessibility within Australian cardiac angiography laboratories. Journal of Radiology Nursing, 36(2), 112-116.e1. https://eprints.qut.edu.au/108773/
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, pp. 282-297. https://eprints.qut.edu.au/122164/
Wilson-Stewart, Kelly (2017) Choose your own adventure in podiatry. Medical Education, 51(5), p. 539. https://eprints.qut.edu.au/103271/
Bridge, Peter, Gunn, Therese, Kastanis, Lazaros, Pack, Darren, Rowntree, Pamela, Starkey, Debbie, Mahoney, Gaynor, Berry, Clare, Braithwaite, Vicki, & Wilson-Stewart, Kelly (2014) The development and evaluation of a medical imaging training immersive environment. Journal of Medical Radiation Sciences, 61(3), pp. 159-165. https://eprints.qut.edu.au/76213/
Wilson-Stewart, Kelly, Hartel, Gunter, & Fontanarosa, Davide (2019) Occupational radiation exposure to the head is higher for scrub nurses than cardiologists during cardiac angiography: 在心脏血管造影过程中,擦洗护士的头部职业辐射水平高于心脏病专家. Journal of Advanced Nursing, pp. 2692-2700. https://eprints.qut.edu.au/129879/

Research areas

Eye dose
X-ray
Radiology and organ imaging
Radiation
Vascular surgery
Other medical and health services
Fluoroscopy
Nursing
Other physical sciences
Clinical sciences
Occupational dose
Scrub nurse
Angiography
Cardiology

Cite this collection

Wilson-Stewart, Kelly; Fontanarosa, Davide; Trapp, Jamie V; Malacova, Eva; (2021): Impact of dose reducing software on patient and staff dose during fluoroscopically guided cardiac procedures. Queensland University of Technology. (Dataset) https://doi.org/10.25912/RDF_1621382081526

Related information

3 Minute Thesis Entry (QUT 2020 runner up) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Ak2ZtTXjg4

Partner institution

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

Licence


Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 4.0 (CC-BY-NC-SA)
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/

Copyright

© Queensland University of Technology, 2021.

Dates of data collection

From 2017-02-01 to 2019-08-31

Connections

Has association with
Davide Fontanarosa  (Researcher)
Jamie Trapp  (Researcher)
Has chief investigator
Kelly Wilson-Stewart  (Researcher)

Contacts

Other

Date record created:
2021-05-19T09:41:27
Date record modified:
2021-05-20T11:48:58
Record status:
Published - Open Access