FLUG 2017 – IPEM Evidence Based QA Working Party – Fluoroscopy and Fluorography – dosimetry; Mark Worrall

FLUG 2017 – IPEM Evidence Based QA Working Party – Fluoroscopy and Fluorography – dosimetry; Mark Worrall

  Background There is little evidence in peer reviewed literature to support the efficacy of many of the tests of x-ray equipment performed routinely by medical physics departments. Current guidance is based on the substantial experience of the members of working parties involved in writing IPEM report 91 and the IPEM report...
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FLUG 2017 – Dose variation in Barium/water soluble swallow studies; Leanne Royle

FLUG 2017 – Dose variation in Barium/water soluble swallow studies; Leanne Royle

  Barium swallows continue to prove their usefulness in a wide range of diagnosis and within Guys and ST Thomas’ Trust are the most common fluoroscopy procedure performed. They are performed mostly by the junior registrars and discussed with senior consultants to come to a useful conclusion to aid in the...
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FLUG 2017 – The effect of higher pulse rates on radiation dose and detection of aspiration and penetration in video fluoroscopy; Hazel Gray

FLUG 2017 – The effect of higher pulse rates on radiation dose and detection of aspiration and penetration in video fluoroscopy; Hazel Gray

  Introduction: Videofluoroscopic swallow studies (VFSS) are used to assess the risk of airway compromise in patients with dysphagia. There is evidence to suggest that the optimisation of pulse rates in VFSS is paramount to the accurate detection of aspiration and penetration 1. This has implications for food and fluid viscosity and...
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FLUG 2017 – Validation of peak skin doses calculated by an open source skin dose mapping software package; Debbie Harries

FLUG 2017 – Validation of peak skin doses calculated by an open source skin dose mapping software package; Debbie Harries

  Purpose: To assess the accuracy of estimates of peak skin dose (PSD) obtained from an open source (openSkin, as integrated into OpenREM) skin dose mapping software package and the accuracy of estimates of peak reference point air kerma obtained from a commercially available (DoseWatch, GE Healthcare©) dose management package. Materials and...
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FLUG 2017 – Potential utility of linking staff dose records to RDSR patient dose records – early impressions; Siân Vaughan

FLUG 2017 – Potential utility of linking staff dose records to RDSR patient dose records – early impressions; Siân Vaughan

  The Ray Safe electronic staff dosimeter has been adopted by Philips Healthcare and integrated into its latest interventional x-ray units. These units are able to pick up the staff member wearing the dosimeter and assign the dose that they receive to the precise part of the examination as defined by...
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FLUG 2017 – Finger dose monitoring of vascular surgeons performing EVAR procedures; Jane Edwards

FLUG 2017 – Finger dose monitoring of vascular surgeons performing EVAR procedures; Jane Edwards

  Objectives Vascular surgeons are now routinely working with X-rays for endovascular aortic aneurysm repair (EVARs) procedures. We aim to assess the impact of finger dose from these procedures to all surgeons performing complex endovascular procedures (CEP) at our Trust. Methods Since July 2015 all surgeons performing CEP have routinely worn finger ring monitors...
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FLUG 2017 – Skin doses in cardiology – a phantom study; Martin Williams

FLUG 2017 – Skin doses in cardiology – a phantom study; Martin Williams

  Since the publication of IPEM Report 77 in 1997 the guidance for assessing typical skin dose rates likely to be received by patients undergoing fluoroscopic procedures has been to measure the dose rate at the surface of a phantom 20 cm in thickness. Increasingly in interventional cardiology, practitioners are...
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