Diagnostic Reference Levels, Deterministic and Stochastic Risks in Pediatric Interventional Cardiology Procedures

To establish diagnostic reference levels (DRLs) and investigate deterministic and stochastic risks in pediatric interventional cardiology (IC) procedures. Exposure parameters were retrospectively reviewed for 373 patients treated between May 2016 and November 2018 at a single specialized hospital. Weight specific DRLs were derived for pediatric IC procedures. Additionally, peak skin dose (Dskin,max) was measured using thermoluminescent dosimeters for a sample of 7 diagnostic and 43 therapeutic procedures. Finally, using PCXMC software, organ doses were computed and the risk of exposure-induced cancer death (REID) was estimated using the risk models of the Biological Effects of Ionizing Radiation VII committee. DRLs for ventricular septal defect (VSD) occlusions, lacking in the literature, in terms of air kerma at patient entrance reference point (388 and 629 mGy) and total air kerma-area product (28 and 61 Gycm2) were proposed for patients weight-groups 5 −
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