Quantification of temporal, procedural and hardware-related factors influencing radiation exposure durin paediatric cardiac catheterisation

Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions, 04/03/2012

Use of state of the art catheter equipment is associated with a dramatic reduction in radiation exposure. However the surprising finding of year upon year increase in exposure (despite the new equipment) combined with decreased fluoroscopy time suggests a temporal decrease in hardware efficiency.

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