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Background and Background: Background In the interventional cardiology community, there is increasing concern and focus on potential long-term health risks related to radiation exposure and heavy wearable shields. Optimized shielding technologies can reduce operator exposure to levels where lighter radioprotective clothing can safely be used or even skipped altogether, which can be used safely. Based on DICOM Radiation Dose Structured Report results reflecting everyday clinical use, this report is intended to investigate the shielding effects of an improved XRB during cardiac catheterization and estimate the potential decrease in annual operator dose based on DICOM Radiation Dose Structured Report findings. For each angiographic forecast for three different shielding techniques, the operator and patient were measured using an anthropomorphic phantom and a scatter radiation detector. To estimate the effect on operator dose, the relative operator dose was calculated and multiplied by DAP per projection.
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