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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10541/86435
Title:
Radiation risk estimation in varicocele embolization.
Authors:
Chalmers, N; Hufton, Alan P; Jackson, R W; Conway, B
Abstract:
Varicocele embolization is performed in healthy young men with normal life expectancy. Therefore, it is essential that the radiation risks associated with the procedure are minimized. The radiation risks associated with varicocele embolization have been estimated retrospectively from dose-area product records in a series of 41 cases and compared with a prospective series of 10 cases. Lithium fluoride dosemeters were used to measure gonad dose in the prospective series. Estimated lifetime fatal cancer risk was of the order of 0.1% in the retrospective series. A seven-fold reduction in median radiation dose was observed in the prospective series. The results indicate that with meticulous attention to technique, substantial reductions in radiation exposure can be achieved.
Affiliation:
Manchester Royal Infirmary, UK.
Citation:
Radiation risk estimation in varicocele embolization. 2000, 73 (867):293-7 Br J Radiol
Journal:
The British Journal of Radiology
Issue Date:
Mar-2000
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10541/86435
PubMed ID:
10817046
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
0007-1285
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dc.contributor.authorChalmers, Nen
dc.contributor.authorHufton, Alan Pen
dc.contributor.authorJackson, R Wen
dc.contributor.authorConway, Ben
dc.date.accessioned2009-11-19T09:49:02Z-
dc.date.available2009-11-19T09:49:02Z-
dc.date.issued2000-03-
dc.identifier.citationRadiation risk estimation in varicocele embolization. 2000, 73 (867):293-7 Br J Radiolen
dc.identifier.issn0007-1285-
dc.identifier.pmid10817046-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10541/86435-
dc.description.abstractVaricocele embolization is performed in healthy young men with normal life expectancy. Therefore, it is essential that the radiation risks associated with the procedure are minimized. The radiation risks associated with varicocele embolization have been estimated retrospectively from dose-area product records in a series of 41 cases and compared with a prospective series of 10 cases. Lithium fluoride dosemeters were used to measure gonad dose in the prospective series. Estimated lifetime fatal cancer risk was of the order of 0.1% in the retrospective series. A seven-fold reduction in median radiation dose was observed in the prospective series. The results indicate that with meticulous attention to technique, substantial reductions in radiation exposure can be achieved.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subject.meshAdult-
dc.subject.meshEmbolization, Therapeutic-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshMale-
dc.subject.meshProspective Studies-
dc.subject.meshRadiation Dosage-
dc.subject.meshRadiography, Interventional-
dc.subject.meshRetrospective Studies-
dc.subject.meshRisk-
dc.subject.meshVaricocele-
dc.titleRadiation risk estimation in varicocele embolization.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentManchester Royal Infirmary, UK.en
dc.identifier.journalThe British Journal of Radiologyen

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