[SICI-GISE Position paper: Enhancing radiation safety in the catheterization laboratory]

Alessandro Sciahbasi, Emanuela Piccaluga, Maria Grazia Andreassi, Annalisa Trianni, Antonella Rosi, Alessandro Sarandrea, Matteo Longoni, Francesco Germinal, Stefano Santucci, Guglielmo Bernardi, Stefano Rigattieri, Alessio La Manna, Battistina Castiglioni, Ugo Limbruno, Ciro Mauro, Fabio Tarantino, Giovanni Esposito, Giuseppe Musumeci, Giuseppe Tarantini
Giornale Italiano di Cardiologia 2019, 20 (9): 14-28
The radiation dose received by interventional cardiologists during their activity in the catheterization laboratory is a matter of concern in terms of possible deterministic and stochastic risk. At the same time, very often, the knowledge of the effect and consequences of radiation exposure in the interventional cardiology community is limited. This document endorsed by the Italian Society of Interventional Cardiology (SICI-GISE) provides recommendations for cardiologists' radiation protection. Radiation safety considerations dedicated to women and other staff personnel working in the catheterization laboratory are also discussed.

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