Radiation exposure in invasive cardiology
Kupó Péter, Sághy László
Szegedi Tudományegyetem, Szent-Györgyi Albert Klinikai Központ, II. számú Belgyógyászati Klinika és Kardiológiai Központ, Szeged
The field of invasive cardiology has shown a significant development in the past 20 years. Invasive cardiologic procedures are becoming more and more common in everyday cardiologic care year by year. Classically these procedures are carried out with the use of X-ray, entailing radiation burden to both patients and health care providers.
Reviewing international scientific literature data, our aim was to examine the biological basics of radiation burden, its possible consequences and the level of radiation burden in each invasive cardiologic procedures. Moreover, it was our special interest to discuss the increased health risk of the staff carrying out these procedures and the Hungarian legal regulation regarding the allowances of health care providers working in this field.