Radiation exposure management techniques during endoscopic retrograde cholangio-pancreatography procedures

Sulieman, A. and Tamam, N. and Khandaker, Mayeen Uddin * and Bradley, D.A. * and Padovani, R. (2021) Radiation exposure management techniques during endoscopic retrograde cholangio-pancreatography procedures. Radiation Physics and Chemistry, 178. p. 108991. ISSN 0969-806X

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One the most complicated gastrointestinal procedures, endoscopic retrograde cholangio-pancreatography (ERCP) uses fluoroscopy guidance of an endoscope to diagnose and treat hepatobiliary system pathologies. As is true of all approved interventional radiology, it is justified by the massive benefit that it is capable of delivering, one which for the patient far outweighs the risks from radiation exposure. Nevertheless, for both patients and staff there is a need to minimize the risk of carcinogenesis and the potential for tissue reactions. Recent concern has been shown in regard to radiation induced eye lens opacifications and cataract, most particularly for the members of staff who during their regular theatre practice are in closest contact with the patient. Therefore, optimum balance between benefit versus radiation risk is required. This study reviews patient and staff dose during ERCP procedures, also seeking to provide comprehensive data regarding radiation exposure management techniques. Patient and staff doses depend on the operators, equipment and patient related factors, benefitting from awareness and experience in respect of radiation protection techniques and the availability of modern fluoroscopic equipment. It is apparent that in high workload departments, staff doses to eye lens may exceed the limits on annual exposure.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: ERCP; Radiation risk; Occupational exposure; Patient dosimetry
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General) > R895-920 Medical Physics/Medical Radiology
Divisions: Others > Non Sunway Academics
Sunway University > School of Medical and Life Sciences [formerly School of Healthcare and Medical Sciences until 2020] > Centre of Biomedical Physics [wef 2021 changed to Research Centre for Applied Physics and Radiation Technologies and moved to SET ]
Depositing User: Dr Janaki Sinnasamy
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Date Deposited: 11 Feb 2021 08:29
Last Modified: 11 Feb 2021 08:29
URI: http://eprints.sunway.edu.my/id/eprint/1578

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