Is hair loss a reality in neuro-interventional radiology?

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/207051
Title:
Is hair loss a reality in neuro-interventional radiology?
Authors:
Gavagan, L; Ti, J; Thornton, J
Affiliation:
Department of Radiology, Beaumont Hospital, Dublin, Ireland., lindagavagan@beaumont.ie
Citation:
Radiat Prot Dosimetry. 2011 Sep;147(1-2):68-71. Epub 2011 Jul 5.
Journal:
Radiation protection dosimetry
Issue Date:
1-Feb-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/207051
DOI:
10.1093/rpd/ncr270
PubMed ID:
21733858
Abstract:
Reports in the literature of radiation-induced hair loss are becoming increasingly common. This work describes a retrospective dose study of patients (n = 958) undergoing diagnostic (primarily cerebral angiograms) and therapeutic (primarily cerebral embolisation) procedures in a neuro-interventional suite. A comparison of patient doses as dose area product (DAP) readings from a single-plane image intensifier system (mean DAP value of 8772 cGy cm(2)) were compared with patient doses from a flat panel biplane system (mean DAP value of 7855 cGy cm(2)). Over 80 % of patients requiring neuro-interventional procedures were found to undergo two procedures or more. An estimated 7 % of therapeutic procedures were found to reach the International Commission on Radiological Protection threshold for temporary epilation.
Language:
eng
ISSN:
1742-3406 (Electronic); 0144-8420 (Linking)

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorGavagan, Len_GB
dc.contributor.authorTi, Jen_GB
dc.contributor.authorThornton, Jen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-02-01T09:58:06Z-
dc.date.available2012-02-01T09:58:06Z-
dc.date.issued2012-02-01T09:58:06Z-
dc.identifier.citationRadiat Prot Dosimetry. 2011 Sep;147(1-2):68-71. Epub 2011 Jul 5.en_GB
dc.identifier.issn1742-3406 (Electronic)en_GB
dc.identifier.issn0144-8420 (Linking)en_GB
dc.identifier.pmid21733858en_GB
dc.identifier.doi10.1093/rpd/ncr270en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/207051-
dc.description.abstractReports in the literature of radiation-induced hair loss are becoming increasingly common. This work describes a retrospective dose study of patients (n = 958) undergoing diagnostic (primarily cerebral angiograms) and therapeutic (primarily cerebral embolisation) procedures in a neuro-interventional suite. A comparison of patient doses as dose area product (DAP) readings from a single-plane image intensifier system (mean DAP value of 8772 cGy cm(2)) were compared with patient doses from a flat panel biplane system (mean DAP value of 7855 cGy cm(2)). Over 80 % of patients requiring neuro-interventional procedures were found to undergo two procedures or more. An estimated 7 % of therapeutic procedures were found to reach the International Commission on Radiological Protection threshold for temporary epilation.en_GB
dc.language.isoengen_GB
dc.titleIs hair loss a reality in neuro-interventional radiology?en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Radiology, Beaumont Hospital, Dublin, Ireland., lindagavagan@beaumont.ieen_GB
dc.identifier.journalRadiation protection dosimetryen_GB
dc.description.provinceLeinster-

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