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Extremity and chest dosimetry in interventional radiology

Posted on: 2021-07-20

Extremity and chest dosimetry in interventional radiology was the theme of the SPR’s Radiological Protection Study Group, taught by the engineer Lidia Vasconcelos de Sá. Lidia addressed the topic in a very comprehensive way, recalling historical moments, such as the First World War, and mentioning the RADIUM GIRLS, which brought knowledge of the effect of […]

Optimized protocol for repeated chest X-ray in a pediatric cardiac intensive care unit

Posted on: 2021-07-01

An article published on the ScienceDirect portal brought the theme: “Optimized protocol for repeated chest X-ray in a pediatric cardiac intensive care unit”. The study came about because “radiographic examinations are crucial to diagnosis and management of young patients hospitalized in a pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU). Since these infants are often subject to […]

Radiological protection in interventional radiology: understanding the concepts of Kerma-area Product (PKA) and Kerma at the Patient Entry Reference Point (AK)

Posted on: 2021-06-24

“Radiological protection in interventional radiology: understanding the concepts of Kerma-area Product (PKA) and Kerma at the Patient Entry Point of Reference (AK)” was the theme of the SPR’s Radiological Protection Study Group in June. Dr. Lucía Canevaro led the presentation and brought some notes on the subject – check out below! 1. The importance of […]

New RSNA Dose Exhibit: How Low Can You Go?

Posted on: 2021-06-22

A new Radiological Society of North America – RSNA dose display was released in May (2021) and raises the question of how low the radiation dose can be when dealing with developing and implementing scoliosis protocol in pediatric patients. The exhibition study used the ALARA principle (As Low as Reasonably Achievable) for its ultimate purpose […]

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