Optimizing Radiation Safety in the cardiac catheterization laboratory: A practical approach

Georgios Christopoulos, Lorenza Makke, Georgios Christakopoulos, Anna Kotsia, Bavana V. Rangan, Michele Roesle, Donald Haagen, Dharam J. Kumbhani, Charles E. Chambers, Samir Kapadia, Ehtisham Mahmud, Subhash Banerjee, Emmanouil S. Brilakis

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Reducing radiation exposure during cardiovascular catheterization is of paramount importance for both patient and staff safety. Over the years, advances in equipment and application of radiation safety protocols have significantly reduced patient dose and operator exposure. This review examines the current status of radiation protection in the cardiac and vascular catheterization laboratory and summarizes best practices for minimizing radiation exposure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)291-301
Number of pages11
JournalCatheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1 2016


  • cardiac catheterization
  • quality improvement
  • radiation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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