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dc.contributor.authorCiraj Bjelac, Olivera
dc.contributor.authorCarinou, Eleftheria
dc.contributor.authorFerrari, Paolo
dc.contributor.authorGinjaume Egido, Mercè
dc.contributor.authorSans Merce, Marta
dc.contributor.authorO'Connor, Una
dc.contributor.otherUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Institut de Tècniques Energètiques
dc.identifier.citationCiraj, O. [et al.]. Occupational exposure of the eye lens in interventional procedures: how to assess and manage radiation dose. "Journal of the American College of Radiology", 1 Novembre 2016, vol. 13, núm. 11, p. 1347-1353.
dc.description.abstractOccupational exposure from interventional x-ray procedures is one of the areas in which increased eye lens exposure may occur. Accurate dosimetry is an important element to investigate the correlation of observed radiation effects with radiation dose, to verify the compliance with regulatory dose limits, and to optimize radiation protection practice. The objective of this work is to review eye lens dose levels in clinical practice that may occur from the use of ionizing radiation. The use of a dedicated eye lens dosimeter is the recommended methodology; however, in practice it cannot always be easily implemented. Alternatively, the eye lens dose could be assessed from measurements of other dosimetric quantities or other indirect parameters, such as patient dose. The practical implementation of monitoring eye lens doses and the use of adequate protective equipment still remains a challenge. The use of lead glasses with a good fit to the face, appropriate lateral coverage, and/or ceiling-suspended screens is recommended in workplaces with potential high eye lens doses.
dc.format.extent7 p.
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Spain
dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Física::Electromagnetisme
dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Ciències de la visió
dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Ciències de la visió::Òptica física
dc.subject.lcshRadiation dosimetry
dc.subject.lcshOphthalmic lenses
dc.subject.otherEye lens
dc.subject.otherRadiation dose
dc.subject.otherInterventional procedures
dc.subject.otherOccupational exposure
dc.titleOccupational exposure of the eye lens in interventional procedures: how to assess and manage radiation dose
dc.subject.lemacLents oftàlmiques
dc.contributor.groupUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. DRM - Dosimetria i Radiofísica Mèdica
dc.rights.accessOpen Access
dc.description.versionPostprint (author's final draft)
upcommons.citation.authorCiraj, O.; Carinou, E.; Ferrari, P.; Ginjaume, M.; Sans, M.; O'Connor, U.
upcommons.citation.publicationNameJournal of the American College of Radiology

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