Ciraj-Bjelac, Olivera

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Projects
Advanced technologies for monitoring and environmental protection from chemical pollutants and radiation burden Physical and functional effects of radiation interaction with electrotechnical and biological systems
16ENV04 Preparedness project Open Project for the European Radiation Research Area
Molecular mechanisms of redox signalling in homeostasis: adaptation and pathology CONCERT (VERIDIC) project [662287]
Euratom research and training programme 2014-2018 [662287] European Commission [CONCERT]
European Metrology Programme for Innovation and Research (EMPIR) European Radiation Dosimetry Group [EURADOS WG 12 - Dosimetry in Medical Imaging]
Horizon 2020 Horizon 2020 [16ENV04]
IAEA [E2.10.08] Nuclear methods in rare event and cosmic-ray research
Experimental and theoretical investigation in Radiation physics and radioecology A new approach to foundational problems of quantum mechanics related to applications in quantum technologies and interpretations of signals of various origins
Antioxidative defense, differentiation and regeneration potential of tissue specific mesenchymal stem cells during ageing Diastolic heart failure in cardiomyopathies, diabetes, pericardial diseases, and pulmonary hypertension: diagnostic criteria, risk stratification and therapeutic modalities
Romanization, urbanization and transformation of urban centres of civil, military and residential character in Roman provinces on territory of Serbia Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development, Republic of Serbia, Grant no. 451-03-68/2020-14/200017 (University of Belgrade, Institute of Nuclear Sciences 'Vinča', Belgrade-Vinča)
Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development, Republic of Serbia, Grant no. 451-03-68/2020-14/200122 (University of Kragujevac, Faculty of Science) Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development, Republic of Serbia, Grant no. 451-03-68/2020-14/200143 (University of Belgrade, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine)
Biosensing Technologies and Global System for Long-Term Research and Integrated Management of Ecosystems Studying climate change and its influence on environment: impacts, adaptation and mitigation
Joint research of measurements and effects of ionizing and UV radiation in medicine and environmental protection International Atomic Energy Agency, Africa [RAF/9/033], International Atomic Energy Agency, Asia [RAS/9/90349040], International Atomic Energy Agency, Europe [RER/9/079080]
International Atomic Energy Agency (Africa) [RAF/9/033], International Atomic Energy Agency (Asia) [RAS/9/9034, RAS/9/9040], International Atomic Energy Agency (Europe) [RER/9/079, RER/9/080] International Atomic Energy Agency [RAF/9/033, RAS/9/90349040, RER/9/079080]
International Atomic Energy Agency [RER/9/093] International Atomic Energy Agency [RER 9093], Ministry of Science Education and Sports of the Republic of Croatia

Author's Bibliography

Performance testing of dosimeters used in interventional radiology: Results from the VERIDIC project

Kržanović, Nikola; Blideanu, Valentin; Ciraj-Bjelac, Olivera; Plagnard, Johann; Schoonjans, Werner; Živanović, Miloš Z.; Dabin, Jérémie

(2021)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Kržanović, Nikola
AU  - Blideanu, Valentin
AU  - Ciraj-Bjelac, Olivera
AU  - Plagnard, Johann
AU  - Schoonjans, Werner
AU  - Živanović, Miloš Z.
AU  - Dabin, Jérémie
PY  - 2021
UR  - https://vinar.vin.bg.ac.rs/handle/123456789/9554
AB  - Interventional procedures in radiology and cardiology are associated with high dose to the patient. Accurate dosimetry is essential and calibration of the equipment is a means to provide the necessary accuracy of dose assessment. The objective of this work is to investigate the performance of dosimeters used in interventional procedures in different standard and non-standard X-ray radiation qualities, and to investigate potential uncertainties related to dose measurements, thus improving accuracy of patient dosimetry in interventional procedures. Four new reference radiation qualities dedicated to interventional cardiology applications have been established, allowing calibration of dosimeters used in clinical conditions with appropriate traceability to primary standards. Testing of solid-state semiconductor detectors and thermoluminescent dosimeter properties, e.g. influence of photon energy, angle of incidence and dose rate, was performed in the standard and non-standard radiation qualities. Both dosimeter types showed good performance in the non-standard beams during all performance tests. Solid-state dosimeters displayed weak dependence on energy, angle of incidence and dose rate, in the range defined by the manufacturer and requirements of the international standard. Thermoluminescent dosimeters displayed excellent linearity and angular dependence. The influence of energy dependence on measurement uncertainty can be reduced if appropriate radiation quality is selected for calibration. © 2021 Elsevier Ltd
T2  - Radiation Measurements
T1  - Performance testing of dosimeters used in interventional radiology: Results from the VERIDIC project
VL  - 141
SP  - 106515
DO  - 10.1016/j.radmeas.2021.106515
ER  - 
@article{
author = "Kržanović, Nikola and Blideanu, Valentin and Ciraj-Bjelac, Olivera and Plagnard, Johann and Schoonjans, Werner and Živanović, Miloš Z. and Dabin, Jérémie",
year = "2021",
abstract = "Interventional procedures in radiology and cardiology are associated with high dose to the patient. Accurate dosimetry is essential and calibration of the equipment is a means to provide the necessary accuracy of dose assessment. The objective of this work is to investigate the performance of dosimeters used in interventional procedures in different standard and non-standard X-ray radiation qualities, and to investigate potential uncertainties related to dose measurements, thus improving accuracy of patient dosimetry in interventional procedures. Four new reference radiation qualities dedicated to interventional cardiology applications have been established, allowing calibration of dosimeters used in clinical conditions with appropriate traceability to primary standards. Testing of solid-state semiconductor detectors and thermoluminescent dosimeter properties, e.g. influence of photon energy, angle of incidence and dose rate, was performed in the standard and non-standard radiation qualities. Both dosimeter types showed good performance in the non-standard beams during all performance tests. Solid-state dosimeters displayed weak dependence on energy, angle of incidence and dose rate, in the range defined by the manufacturer and requirements of the international standard. Thermoluminescent dosimeters displayed excellent linearity and angular dependence. The influence of energy dependence on measurement uncertainty can be reduced if appropriate radiation quality is selected for calibration. © 2021 Elsevier Ltd",
journal = "Radiation Measurements",
title = "Performance testing of dosimeters used in interventional radiology: Results from the VERIDIC project",
volume = "141",
pages = "106515",
doi = "10.1016/j.radmeas.2021.106515"
}
Kržanović, N., Blideanu, V., Ciraj-Bjelac, O., Plagnard, J., Schoonjans, W., Živanović, M. Z.,& Dabin, J.. (2021). Performance testing of dosimeters used in interventional radiology: Results from the VERIDIC project. in Radiation Measurements, 141, 106515.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.radmeas.2021.106515
Kržanović N, Blideanu V, Ciraj-Bjelac O, Plagnard J, Schoonjans W, Živanović MZ, Dabin J. Performance testing of dosimeters used in interventional radiology: Results from the VERIDIC project. in Radiation Measurements. 2021;141:106515.
doi:10.1016/j.radmeas.2021.106515 .
Kržanović, Nikola, Blideanu, Valentin, Ciraj-Bjelac, Olivera, Plagnard, Johann, Schoonjans, Werner, Živanović, Miloš Z., Dabin, Jérémie, "Performance testing of dosimeters used in interventional radiology: Results from the VERIDIC project" in Radiation Measurements, 141 (2021):106515,
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.radmeas.2021.106515 . .
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Investigations into the basic properties of different passive dosimetry systems used in environmental radiation monitoring in the aftermath of a nuclear or radiological event

Knežević, Željka; Majer, Marija; Baranowska, Zuzanna; Ciraj-Bjelac, Olivera; Iurlaro, Giorgia; Krzanović, Nikola; Mariotti, Francesca; Nodilo, Marijana; Neumaier, Stefan; Woloszczuk, Katarzyna; Živanović, Miloš

(2021)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Knežević, Željka
AU  - Majer, Marija
AU  - Baranowska, Zuzanna
AU  - Ciraj-Bjelac, Olivera
AU  - Iurlaro, Giorgia
AU  - Krzanović, Nikola
AU  - Mariotti, Francesca
AU  - Nodilo, Marijana
AU  - Neumaier, Stefan
AU  - Woloszczuk, Katarzyna
AU  - Živanović, Miloš
PY  - 2021
UR  - https://vinar.vin.bg.ac.rs/handle/123456789/9934
AB  - Due to the need for harmonization of passive dosimetry and the requirements of the international standards in the area of environmental monitoring in radiation protection, multiple types of various passive dosimetry systems based on different ionizing radiation detection mechanisms were subjected to extensive performance testing. In the scope of the EMPIR project 16ENV04 Preparedness, the performance of 12 passive dosimetry systems was examined in radiation fields of different photon energies, angles of incidence and ambient dose equivalent rates in order to estimate their performance in the almost omni-directionally and energetically broad radiation field of the natural environment. The use of different detectors, holders, calibrations, measurement procedures and uncertainties, leads to differences in the measured data. Prior investigations and harmonization of passive dosimetry systems are necessary to achieve reliable and comparable dose measurements in Europe.
T2  - Radiation Measurements
T1  - Investigations into the basic properties of different passive dosimetry systems used in environmental radiation monitoring in the aftermath of a nuclear or radiological event
VL  - 146
SP  - 106615
DO  - 10.1016/j.radmeas.2021.106615
ER  - 
@article{
author = "Knežević, Željka and Majer, Marija and Baranowska, Zuzanna and Ciraj-Bjelac, Olivera and Iurlaro, Giorgia and Krzanović, Nikola and Mariotti, Francesca and Nodilo, Marijana and Neumaier, Stefan and Woloszczuk, Katarzyna and Živanović, Miloš",
year = "2021",
abstract = "Due to the need for harmonization of passive dosimetry and the requirements of the international standards in the area of environmental monitoring in radiation protection, multiple types of various passive dosimetry systems based on different ionizing radiation detection mechanisms were subjected to extensive performance testing. In the scope of the EMPIR project 16ENV04 Preparedness, the performance of 12 passive dosimetry systems was examined in radiation fields of different photon energies, angles of incidence and ambient dose equivalent rates in order to estimate their performance in the almost omni-directionally and energetically broad radiation field of the natural environment. The use of different detectors, holders, calibrations, measurement procedures and uncertainties, leads to differences in the measured data. Prior investigations and harmonization of passive dosimetry systems are necessary to achieve reliable and comparable dose measurements in Europe.",
journal = "Radiation Measurements",
title = "Investigations into the basic properties of different passive dosimetry systems used in environmental radiation monitoring in the aftermath of a nuclear or radiological event",
volume = "146",
pages = "106615",
doi = "10.1016/j.radmeas.2021.106615"
}
Knežević, Ž., Majer, M., Baranowska, Z., Ciraj-Bjelac, O., Iurlaro, G., Krzanović, N., Mariotti, F., Nodilo, M., Neumaier, S., Woloszczuk, K.,& Živanović, M.. (2021). Investigations into the basic properties of different passive dosimetry systems used in environmental radiation monitoring in the aftermath of a nuclear or radiological event. in Radiation Measurements, 146, 106615.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.radmeas.2021.106615
Knežević Ž, Majer M, Baranowska Z, Ciraj-Bjelac O, Iurlaro G, Krzanović N, Mariotti F, Nodilo M, Neumaier S, Woloszczuk K, Živanović M. Investigations into the basic properties of different passive dosimetry systems used in environmental radiation monitoring in the aftermath of a nuclear or radiological event. in Radiation Measurements. 2021;146:106615.
doi:10.1016/j.radmeas.2021.106615 .
Knežević, Željka, Majer, Marija, Baranowska, Zuzanna, Ciraj-Bjelac, Olivera, Iurlaro, Giorgia, Krzanović, Nikola, Mariotti, Francesca, Nodilo, Marijana, Neumaier, Stefan, Woloszczuk, Katarzyna, Živanović, Miloš, "Investigations into the basic properties of different passive dosimetry systems used in environmental radiation monitoring in the aftermath of a nuclear or radiological event" in Radiation Measurements, 146 (2021):106615,
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.radmeas.2021.106615 . .

Voxel model of a rabbit: assessment of absorbed doses in organs after CT examination performed by two different protocols

Mitrović, Marko; Ciraj-Bjelac, Olivera; Jovanović, Z.; Krstić, N.; Nikezić, Dragoslav; Krstić, D.; Živković, M.; Lazarević-Macanović, Mirjana

(2021)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Mitrović, Marko
AU  - Ciraj-Bjelac, Olivera
AU  - Jovanović, Z.
AU  - Krstić, N.
AU  - Nikezić, Dragoslav
AU  - Krstić, D.
AU  - Živković, M.
AU  - Lazarević-Macanović, Mirjana
PY  - 2021
UR  - https://vinar.vin.bg.ac.rs/handle/123456789/9913
AB  - The objective of this work was to assess absorbed doses in organs and tissues of a rabbit, following computed tomography (CT) examinations, using a dedicated 3D voxel model. Absorbed doses in relevant organs were calculated using the MCNP5 Monte Carlo software. Calculations were perfomed for two standard CT protocols, using tube voltages of 110 kVp and 130 kVp. Absorbed doses were calculated in 11 organs and tissues, i.e., skin, bones, brain, muscles, heart, lungs, liver, spleen, kidney, testicles, and fat tissue. The doses ranged from 15.3 to 28.3 mGy, and from 40.2 to 74.3 mGy, in the two investigated protocols. The organs that received the highest dose were bones and kidneys. In contrast, brain and spleen were organs that received the smallest doses. Doses in organs which are stretched along the body did not change significantly with distance. On the other hand, doses in organs which are localized in the body showed maximums and minimums. Using the voxel model, it is possible to calculate the dose distribution in the rabbit’s body after CT scans, and study the potential biological effects of CT doses in certain organs. The voxel model presented in this work can be used to calculated doses in all radiation experiments in which rabbits are used as experimental animals.
T2  - Radiation and Environmental Biophysics
T1  - Voxel model of a rabbit: assessment of absorbed doses in organs after CT examination performed by two different protocols
VL  - 60
IS  - 4
SP  - 631
EP  - 638
DO  - 10.1007/s00411-021-00941-7
ER  - 
@article{
author = "Mitrović, Marko and Ciraj-Bjelac, Olivera and Jovanović, Z. and Krstić, N. and Nikezić, Dragoslav and Krstić, D. and Živković, M. and Lazarević-Macanović, Mirjana",
year = "2021",
abstract = "The objective of this work was to assess absorbed doses in organs and tissues of a rabbit, following computed tomography (CT) examinations, using a dedicated 3D voxel model. Absorbed doses in relevant organs were calculated using the MCNP5 Monte Carlo software. Calculations were perfomed for two standard CT protocols, using tube voltages of 110 kVp and 130 kVp. Absorbed doses were calculated in 11 organs and tissues, i.e., skin, bones, brain, muscles, heart, lungs, liver, spleen, kidney, testicles, and fat tissue. The doses ranged from 15.3 to 28.3 mGy, and from 40.2 to 74.3 mGy, in the two investigated protocols. The organs that received the highest dose were bones and kidneys. In contrast, brain and spleen were organs that received the smallest doses. Doses in organs which are stretched along the body did not change significantly with distance. On the other hand, doses in organs which are localized in the body showed maximums and minimums. Using the voxel model, it is possible to calculate the dose distribution in the rabbit’s body after CT scans, and study the potential biological effects of CT doses in certain organs. The voxel model presented in this work can be used to calculated doses in all radiation experiments in which rabbits are used as experimental animals.",
journal = "Radiation and Environmental Biophysics",
title = "Voxel model of a rabbit: assessment of absorbed doses in organs after CT examination performed by two different protocols",
volume = "60",
number = "4",
pages = "631-638",
doi = "10.1007/s00411-021-00941-7"
}
Mitrović, M., Ciraj-Bjelac, O., Jovanović, Z., Krstić, N., Nikezić, D., Krstić, D., Živković, M.,& Lazarević-Macanović, M.. (2021). Voxel model of a rabbit: assessment of absorbed doses in organs after CT examination performed by two different protocols. in Radiation and Environmental Biophysics, 60(4), 631-638.
https://doi.org/10.1007/s00411-021-00941-7
Mitrović M, Ciraj-Bjelac O, Jovanović Z, Krstić N, Nikezić D, Krstić D, Živković M, Lazarević-Macanović M. Voxel model of a rabbit: assessment of absorbed doses in organs after CT examination performed by two different protocols. in Radiation and Environmental Biophysics. 2021;60(4):631-638.
doi:10.1007/s00411-021-00941-7 .
Mitrović, Marko, Ciraj-Bjelac, Olivera, Jovanović, Z., Krstić, N., Nikezić, Dragoslav, Krstić, D., Živković, M., Lazarević-Macanović, Mirjana, "Voxel model of a rabbit: assessment of absorbed doses in organs after CT examination performed by two different protocols" in Radiation and Environmental Biophysics, 60, no. 4 (2021):631-638,
https://doi.org/10.1007/s00411-021-00941-7 . .
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Recommendations for the use of active personal dosemeters (APDs) in interventional workplaces in hospitals

O’Connor, Una M.; Carinou, Eleftheria; Clairand, Isabelle; Ciraj-Bjelac, Olivera; de Monte, Francesca; Domienik-Andrzejewska, Joanna; Ferrari, Paolo; Ginjaume, Merce; Hršak, Hrvoje; Hupe, Oliver; Knežević, Željka; Sans Merce, Marta; Sarmento, Sandra; Siiskonen, Teemu; Vanhavere, Filip

(2021)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - O’Connor, Una M.
AU  - Carinou, Eleftheria
AU  - Clairand, Isabelle
AU  - Ciraj-Bjelac, Olivera
AU  - de Monte, Francesca
AU  - Domienik-Andrzejewska, Joanna
AU  - Ferrari, Paolo
AU  - Ginjaume, Merce
AU  - Hršak, Hrvoje
AU  - Hupe, Oliver
AU  - Knežević, Željka
AU  - Sans Merce, Marta
AU  - Sarmento, Sandra
AU  - Siiskonen, Teemu
AU  - Vanhavere, Filip
PY  - 2021
UR  - https://vinar.vin.bg.ac.rs/handle/123456789/9863
AB  - Occupational radiation doses from interventional procedures have the potential to be relatively high. The requirement to optimise these doses encourages the use of electronic or active personal dosimeters (APDs) which are now increasingly used in hospitals. They are typically used in tandem with a routine passive dosimetry monitoring programme, with APDs used for real-time readings, for training purposes and when new imaging technology is introduced. However, there are limitations when using APDs. A survey in hospitals to identify issues related to the use of APDs was recently completed, along with an extensive series of APD tests by the EURADOS Working Group 12 on Dosimetry for Medical Imaging. The aim of this review paper is to summarise the state of the art regarding the use of APDs. We also used the results of our survey and our tests to develop a set of recommendations for the use of APDs in the clinical interventional radiology/cardiology settings, and draw attention to some of the current challenges.
T2  - Physica Medica
T1  - Recommendations for the use of active personal dosemeters (APDs) in interventional workplaces in hospitals
VL  - 87
SP  - 131
EP  - 135
DO  - 10.1016/j.ejmp.2021.05.015
ER  - 
@article{
author = "O’Connor, Una M. and Carinou, Eleftheria and Clairand, Isabelle and Ciraj-Bjelac, Olivera and de Monte, Francesca and Domienik-Andrzejewska, Joanna and Ferrari, Paolo and Ginjaume, Merce and Hršak, Hrvoje and Hupe, Oliver and Knežević, Željka and Sans Merce, Marta and Sarmento, Sandra and Siiskonen, Teemu and Vanhavere, Filip",
year = "2021",
abstract = "Occupational radiation doses from interventional procedures have the potential to be relatively high. The requirement to optimise these doses encourages the use of electronic or active personal dosimeters (APDs) which are now increasingly used in hospitals. They are typically used in tandem with a routine passive dosimetry monitoring programme, with APDs used for real-time readings, for training purposes and when new imaging technology is introduced. However, there are limitations when using APDs. A survey in hospitals to identify issues related to the use of APDs was recently completed, along with an extensive series of APD tests by the EURADOS Working Group 12 on Dosimetry for Medical Imaging. The aim of this review paper is to summarise the state of the art regarding the use of APDs. We also used the results of our survey and our tests to develop a set of recommendations for the use of APDs in the clinical interventional radiology/cardiology settings, and draw attention to some of the current challenges.",
journal = "Physica Medica",
title = "Recommendations for the use of active personal dosemeters (APDs) in interventional workplaces in hospitals",
volume = "87",
pages = "131-135",
doi = "10.1016/j.ejmp.2021.05.015"
}
O’Connor, U. M., Carinou, E., Clairand, I., Ciraj-Bjelac, O., de Monte, F., Domienik-Andrzejewska, J., Ferrari, P., Ginjaume, M., Hršak, H., Hupe, O., Knežević, Ž., Sans Merce, M., Sarmento, S., Siiskonen, T.,& Vanhavere, F.. (2021). Recommendations for the use of active personal dosemeters (APDs) in interventional workplaces in hospitals. in Physica Medica, 87, 131-135.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejmp.2021.05.015
O’Connor UM, Carinou E, Clairand I, Ciraj-Bjelac O, de Monte F, Domienik-Andrzejewska J, Ferrari P, Ginjaume M, Hršak H, Hupe O, Knežević Ž, Sans Merce M, Sarmento S, Siiskonen T, Vanhavere F. Recommendations for the use of active personal dosemeters (APDs) in interventional workplaces in hospitals. in Physica Medica. 2021;87:131-135.
doi:10.1016/j.ejmp.2021.05.015 .
O’Connor, Una M., Carinou, Eleftheria, Clairand, Isabelle, Ciraj-Bjelac, Olivera, de Monte, Francesca, Domienik-Andrzejewska, Joanna, Ferrari, Paolo, Ginjaume, Merce, Hršak, Hrvoje, Hupe, Oliver, Knežević, Željka, Sans Merce, Marta, Sarmento, Sandra, Siiskonen, Teemu, Vanhavere, Filip, "Recommendations for the use of active personal dosemeters (APDs) in interventional workplaces in hospitals" in Physica Medica, 87 (2021):131-135,
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejmp.2021.05.015 . .

A European perspective on dental cone beam computed tomography systems with a focus on optimisation utilising diagnostic reference levels

Siiskonen, Teemu; Gallagher, Aoife; Ciraj-Bjelac, Olivera; Novak, Leos; Sans Merce, Marta; Farah, Jad; Dabin, Jérémie; Malchair, Françoise; Knežević, Željka; Kortesniemi, Mika

(2021)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Siiskonen, Teemu
AU  - Gallagher, Aoife
AU  - Ciraj-Bjelac, Olivera
AU  - Novak, Leos
AU  - Sans Merce, Marta
AU  - Farah, Jad
AU  - Dabin, Jérémie
AU  - Malchair, Françoise
AU  - Knežević, Željka
AU  - Kortesniemi, Mika
PY  - 2021
UR  - https://vinar.vin.bg.ac.rs/handle/123456789/9838
AB  - Cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) has been available since the late 1990s for use in dentistry. European legislation requires optimisation of protection and the use of diagnostic reference levels (DRLs) as well as regular quality control (QC) of the imaging devices, which is well outlined in existing international recommendations. Nevertheless, the level of application is not known. Earlier studies have indicated that few European countries have established DRLs and that patient doses (exposure parameters) have not been properly optimised. The EURADOS Working Group 12-Dosimetry in Medical Imaging undertook a survey to identify existing practices in Member States. Questionnaires were developed to identify equipment types, clinical procedures performed, and exposure settings used. The surveys were circulated to 22 countries resulting in 28 responses from 13 countries. Variations were identified in the exposure factors and in the doses delivered to patients for similar clinical indicators. Results confirm that patient doses are still not properly optimised and DRLs are largely not established. There is a need to promote the importance of performing QC testing of dental CBCT equipment and to further optimise patient exposure by establishment and use of DRLs as a part of a continuous optimisation process.
T2  - Journal of Radiological Protection: Official Journal of the Society for Radiological Protection
T1  - A European perspective on dental cone beam computed tomography systems with a focus on optimisation utilising diagnostic reference levels
VL  - 41
IS  - 2
DO  - 10.1088/1361-6498/abdd05
ER  - 
@article{
author = "Siiskonen, Teemu and Gallagher, Aoife and Ciraj-Bjelac, Olivera and Novak, Leos and Sans Merce, Marta and Farah, Jad and Dabin, Jérémie and Malchair, Françoise and Knežević, Željka and Kortesniemi, Mika",
year = "2021",
abstract = "Cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) has been available since the late 1990s for use in dentistry. European legislation requires optimisation of protection and the use of diagnostic reference levels (DRLs) as well as regular quality control (QC) of the imaging devices, which is well outlined in existing international recommendations. Nevertheless, the level of application is not known. Earlier studies have indicated that few European countries have established DRLs and that patient doses (exposure parameters) have not been properly optimised. The EURADOS Working Group 12-Dosimetry in Medical Imaging undertook a survey to identify existing practices in Member States. Questionnaires were developed to identify equipment types, clinical procedures performed, and exposure settings used. The surveys were circulated to 22 countries resulting in 28 responses from 13 countries. Variations were identified in the exposure factors and in the doses delivered to patients for similar clinical indicators. Results confirm that patient doses are still not properly optimised and DRLs are largely not established. There is a need to promote the importance of performing QC testing of dental CBCT equipment and to further optimise patient exposure by establishment and use of DRLs as a part of a continuous optimisation process.",
journal = "Journal of Radiological Protection: Official Journal of the Society for Radiological Protection",
title = "A European perspective on dental cone beam computed tomography systems with a focus on optimisation utilising diagnostic reference levels",
volume = "41",
number = "2",
doi = "10.1088/1361-6498/abdd05"
}
Siiskonen, T., Gallagher, A., Ciraj-Bjelac, O., Novak, L., Sans Merce, M., Farah, J., Dabin, J., Malchair, F., Knežević, Ž.,& Kortesniemi, M.. (2021). A European perspective on dental cone beam computed tomography systems with a focus on optimisation utilising diagnostic reference levels. in Journal of Radiological Protection: Official Journal of the Society for Radiological Protection, 41(2).
https://doi.org/10.1088/1361-6498/abdd05
Siiskonen T, Gallagher A, Ciraj-Bjelac O, Novak L, Sans Merce M, Farah J, Dabin J, Malchair F, Knežević Ž, Kortesniemi M. A European perspective on dental cone beam computed tomography systems with a focus on optimisation utilising diagnostic reference levels. in Journal of Radiological Protection: Official Journal of the Society for Radiological Protection. 2021;41(2).
doi:10.1088/1361-6498/abdd05 .
Siiskonen, Teemu, Gallagher, Aoife, Ciraj-Bjelac, Olivera, Novak, Leos, Sans Merce, Marta, Farah, Jad, Dabin, Jérémie, Malchair, Françoise, Knežević, Željka, Kortesniemi, Mika, "A European perspective on dental cone beam computed tomography systems with a focus on optimisation utilising diagnostic reference levels" in Journal of Radiological Protection: Official Journal of the Society for Radiological Protection, 41, no. 2 (2021),
https://doi.org/10.1088/1361-6498/abdd05 . .
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Use of out-of-field contact shielding on patients in medical imaging: A review of current guidelines, recommendations and legislative documents

Candela-Juan, Cristian; Ciraj-Bjelac, Olivera; Sans Merce, Marta; Dabin, Jérémie; Faj, Dario; Gallagher, Aoife; de las Heras Gala, Hugo; Knežević, Željka; Malchair, Françoise; De Monte, Francesca; Simantirakis, George; Theodorakou, Chrysoula

(2021)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Candela-Juan, Cristian
AU  - Ciraj-Bjelac, Olivera
AU  - Sans Merce, Marta
AU  - Dabin, Jérémie
AU  - Faj, Dario
AU  - Gallagher, Aoife
AU  - de las Heras Gala, Hugo
AU  - Knežević, Željka
AU  - Malchair, Françoise
AU  - De Monte, Francesca
AU  - Simantirakis, George
AU  - Theodorakou, Chrysoula
PY  - 2021
UR  - https://vinar.vin.bg.ac.rs/handle/123456789/9822
AB  - The use of patient contact-shielding has become a topic of intensive scientific debate. While it has been common practice during the last decades, some studies have questioned the efficiency of using such shielding while others have highlighted the inconsistencies in its application. The objective of this work is to review current recommendations and legislative documents on the use of out-of-field shielding in X-ray imaging, including those from national authorities and from international and national organisations and professional bodies. The review, performed within the framework of the activities of EURADOS Working Group 12, covers available recommendations on use of contact shielding in adult, pregnant and paediatric patients in general radiography, fluoroscopy, computed tomography, mammography and dental radiology. It includes a comprehensive search of 83 documents from 32 countries and 6 international organisations over the last 39 years. In general, using shielding is recommended only under two conditions: if it does not compromise the diagnostic task and the performance of the procedure and/or if it reassures the patient and comforters that they are appropriately protected against potentially harmful effects of radiation. There are very few specific regulatory requirements to use shielding in a particular imaging modality, although they may consider use of shielding either as part of good radiological practice or as requirements for availability of protective or ancillary tools, without further specification of their use. There is a wide variety of positions among documents that recommend out-of-field shielding, those that do not recommend it and those that are not specific. Therefore, evidence-based consensus is still needed to ensure best and consistent practice.
T2  - Physica Medica
T1  - Use of out-of-field contact shielding on patients in medical imaging: A review of current guidelines, recommendations and legislative documents
VL  - 86
SP  - 44
EP  - 56
DO  - 10.1016/j.ejmp.2021.05.017
ER  - 
@article{
author = "Candela-Juan, Cristian and Ciraj-Bjelac, Olivera and Sans Merce, Marta and Dabin, Jérémie and Faj, Dario and Gallagher, Aoife and de las Heras Gala, Hugo and Knežević, Željka and Malchair, Françoise and De Monte, Francesca and Simantirakis, George and Theodorakou, Chrysoula",
year = "2021",
abstract = "The use of patient contact-shielding has become a topic of intensive scientific debate. While it has been common practice during the last decades, some studies have questioned the efficiency of using such shielding while others have highlighted the inconsistencies in its application. The objective of this work is to review current recommendations and legislative documents on the use of out-of-field shielding in X-ray imaging, including those from national authorities and from international and national organisations and professional bodies. The review, performed within the framework of the activities of EURADOS Working Group 12, covers available recommendations on use of contact shielding in adult, pregnant and paediatric patients in general radiography, fluoroscopy, computed tomography, mammography and dental radiology. It includes a comprehensive search of 83 documents from 32 countries and 6 international organisations over the last 39 years. In general, using shielding is recommended only under two conditions: if it does not compromise the diagnostic task and the performance of the procedure and/or if it reassures the patient and comforters that they are appropriately protected against potentially harmful effects of radiation. There are very few specific regulatory requirements to use shielding in a particular imaging modality, although they may consider use of shielding either as part of good radiological practice or as requirements for availability of protective or ancillary tools, without further specification of their use. There is a wide variety of positions among documents that recommend out-of-field shielding, those that do not recommend it and those that are not specific. Therefore, evidence-based consensus is still needed to ensure best and consistent practice.",
journal = "Physica Medica",
title = "Use of out-of-field contact shielding on patients in medical imaging: A review of current guidelines, recommendations and legislative documents",
volume = "86",
pages = "44-56",
doi = "10.1016/j.ejmp.2021.05.017"
}
Candela-Juan, C., Ciraj-Bjelac, O., Sans Merce, M., Dabin, J., Faj, D., Gallagher, A., de las Heras Gala, H., Knežević, Ž., Malchair, F., De Monte, F., Simantirakis, G.,& Theodorakou, C.. (2021). Use of out-of-field contact shielding on patients in medical imaging: A review of current guidelines, recommendations and legislative documents. in Physica Medica, 86, 44-56.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejmp.2021.05.017
Candela-Juan C, Ciraj-Bjelac O, Sans Merce M, Dabin J, Faj D, Gallagher A, de las Heras Gala H, Knežević Ž, Malchair F, De Monte F, Simantirakis G, Theodorakou C. Use of out-of-field contact shielding on patients in medical imaging: A review of current guidelines, recommendations and legislative documents. in Physica Medica. 2021;86:44-56.
doi:10.1016/j.ejmp.2021.05.017 .
Candela-Juan, Cristian, Ciraj-Bjelac, Olivera, Sans Merce, Marta, Dabin, Jérémie, Faj, Dario, Gallagher, Aoife, de las Heras Gala, Hugo, Knežević, Željka, Malchair, Françoise, De Monte, Francesca, Simantirakis, George, Theodorakou, Chrysoula, "Use of out-of-field contact shielding on patients in medical imaging: A review of current guidelines, recommendations and legislative documents" in Physica Medica, 86 (2021):44-56,
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejmp.2021.05.017 . .
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Vendor‐independent skin dose mapping application for interventional radiology and cardiology

Krajinović, Marko; Kržanović, Nikola; Ciraj-Bjelac, Olivera

(2021)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Krajinović, Marko
AU  - Kržanović, Nikola
AU  - Ciraj-Bjelac, Olivera
PY  - 2021
UR  - https://vinar.vin.bg.ac.rs/handle/123456789/9519
AB  - Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to present and validate an originally developed application SkinCare used for skin dose mapping in interventional procedures, which are associated with relatively high radiation doses to the patient’s skin and possible skin reactions. Methods: SkinCare is an application tool for generating skin dose maps following interventional radiology and cardiology procedures using the realistic 3D patient models. Skin dose is calculated using data from Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) Radiation Dose Structured Reports (RDSRs). SkinCare validation was performed by using the data from the Siemens Artis Zee Biplane fluoroscopy system and conducting “Acceptance and quality control protocols for skin dose calculating software solutions in interventional cardiology” developed and tested in the frame of the VERIDIC project. XR-RV3 Gafchromic films were used as dosimeters to compare peak skin doses (PSDs) and dose maps obtained through measurements and calculations. DICOM RDSRs from four fluoroscopy systems of different vendors (Canon, GE, Philips, and Siemens) were used for the development of the SkinCare and for the comparison of skin dose maps generated using SkinCare to skin dose maps generated by different commercial software tools (Dose Tracking System (DTS) from Canon, RadimetricsTM from Bayer and RDM from MEDSQUARE). The same RDSRs generated during a cardiology clinical procedure (percutaneous coronary intervention—PCI) were used for comparison. Results: Validation performed using VERIDIC's protocols for skin dose calculation software showed that PSD calculated by SkinCare is within 17% and 16% accuracy compared to measurements using XR-RV3 Gafchromic films for fundamental irradiation setups and simplified clinical procedures, respectively. Good visual agreement between dose maps generated by SkinCare and DTS, RadimetricsTM and RDM was obtained. Conclusions: SkinCare is proved to be very convenient solution that can be used for monitoring delivered dose following interventional procedures. © 2021 The Authors. Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics published by Wiley Periodicals, Inc. on behalf of American Association of Physicists in Medicine.
T2  - Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
T1  - Vendor‐independent skin dose mapping application for interventional radiology and cardiology
VL  - 22
IS  - 2
SP  - 145
EP  - 157
DO  - 10.1002/acm2.13167
ER  - 
@article{
author = "Krajinović, Marko and Kržanović, Nikola and Ciraj-Bjelac, Olivera",
year = "2021",
abstract = "Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to present and validate an originally developed application SkinCare used for skin dose mapping in interventional procedures, which are associated with relatively high radiation doses to the patient’s skin and possible skin reactions. Methods: SkinCare is an application tool for generating skin dose maps following interventional radiology and cardiology procedures using the realistic 3D patient models. Skin dose is calculated using data from Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) Radiation Dose Structured Reports (RDSRs). SkinCare validation was performed by using the data from the Siemens Artis Zee Biplane fluoroscopy system and conducting “Acceptance and quality control protocols for skin dose calculating software solutions in interventional cardiology” developed and tested in the frame of the VERIDIC project. XR-RV3 Gafchromic films were used as dosimeters to compare peak skin doses (PSDs) and dose maps obtained through measurements and calculations. DICOM RDSRs from four fluoroscopy systems of different vendors (Canon, GE, Philips, and Siemens) were used for the development of the SkinCare and for the comparison of skin dose maps generated using SkinCare to skin dose maps generated by different commercial software tools (Dose Tracking System (DTS) from Canon, RadimetricsTM from Bayer and RDM from MEDSQUARE). The same RDSRs generated during a cardiology clinical procedure (percutaneous coronary intervention—PCI) were used for comparison. Results: Validation performed using VERIDIC's protocols for skin dose calculation software showed that PSD calculated by SkinCare is within 17% and 16% accuracy compared to measurements using XR-RV3 Gafchromic films for fundamental irradiation setups and simplified clinical procedures, respectively. Good visual agreement between dose maps generated by SkinCare and DTS, RadimetricsTM and RDM was obtained. Conclusions: SkinCare is proved to be very convenient solution that can be used for monitoring delivered dose following interventional procedures. © 2021 The Authors. Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics published by Wiley Periodicals, Inc. on behalf of American Association of Physicists in Medicine.",
journal = "Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics",
title = "Vendor‐independent skin dose mapping application for interventional radiology and cardiology",
volume = "22",
number = "2",
pages = "145-157",
doi = "10.1002/acm2.13167"
}
Krajinović, M., Kržanović, N.,& Ciraj-Bjelac, O.. (2021). Vendor‐independent skin dose mapping application for interventional radiology and cardiology. in Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics, 22(2), 145-157.
https://doi.org/10.1002/acm2.13167
Krajinović M, Kržanović N, Ciraj-Bjelac O. Vendor‐independent skin dose mapping application for interventional radiology and cardiology. in Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics. 2021;22(2):145-157.
doi:10.1002/acm2.13167 .
Krajinović, Marko, Kržanović, Nikola, Ciraj-Bjelac, Olivera, "Vendor‐independent skin dose mapping application for interventional radiology and cardiology" in Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics, 22, no. 2 (2021):145-157,
https://doi.org/10.1002/acm2.13167 . .
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Review of skin dose calculation software in interventional cardiology

Malchair, Françoise; Dabin, Jérémie; Deleu, Marine; Merce, Marta Sans; Ciraj-Bjelac, Olivera; Gallagher, Aoife; Maccia, Carlo

(2020)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Malchair, Françoise
AU  - Dabin, Jérémie
AU  - Deleu, Marine
AU  - Merce, Marta Sans
AU  - Ciraj-Bjelac, Olivera
AU  - Gallagher, Aoife
AU  - Maccia, Carlo
PY  - 2020
UR  - https://vinar.vin.bg.ac.rs/handle/123456789/9714
AB  - PurposeIn interventional cardiology, patients may be exposed to high doses to the skin resulting in skin burns following single or multiple procedures. Reviewing and analysing available software (online or offline) may help medical physicists assessing the maximum skin dose to the patient together with the dose distribution during (or after) these procedures.Method and resultsCapabilities and accuracy of available software were analysed through an extensive bibliography search and contacts with both vendor and authors. Their markedly differed among developers. In total, 22 software were identified and reviewed according to their algorithms and their capabilities. Special attention was dedicated to their main features and limitations of interest for the intended clinical use. While the accuracy of the 12 software products validated with measurements on phantoms was acceptable (within ± 25%), the agreement was poor for the two products validated on patients (within ± 43% and ± 76%, respectively). In addition, no software has been validated on angiographic units from all manufacturers, though several software developers claimed vendor-independent transportability. Only one software allows for multiple procedures dose calculation.ConclusionLarge differences among vendors made it clear that work remains to be done before an accurate and reliable skin dose mapping is available for all patients.
T2  - Physica Medica
T1  - Review of skin dose calculation software in interventional cardiology
VL  - 80
SP  - 75
EP  - 83
DO  - 10.1016/j.ejmp.2020.09.023
ER  - 
@article{
author = "Malchair, Françoise and Dabin, Jérémie and Deleu, Marine and Merce, Marta Sans and Ciraj-Bjelac, Olivera and Gallagher, Aoife and Maccia, Carlo",
year = "2020",
abstract = "PurposeIn interventional cardiology, patients may be exposed to high doses to the skin resulting in skin burns following single or multiple procedures. Reviewing and analysing available software (online or offline) may help medical physicists assessing the maximum skin dose to the patient together with the dose distribution during (or after) these procedures.Method and resultsCapabilities and accuracy of available software were analysed through an extensive bibliography search and contacts with both vendor and authors. Their markedly differed among developers. In total, 22 software were identified and reviewed according to their algorithms and their capabilities. Special attention was dedicated to their main features and limitations of interest for the intended clinical use. While the accuracy of the 12 software products validated with measurements on phantoms was acceptable (within ± 25%), the agreement was poor for the two products validated on patients (within ± 43% and ± 76%, respectively). In addition, no software has been validated on angiographic units from all manufacturers, though several software developers claimed vendor-independent transportability. Only one software allows for multiple procedures dose calculation.ConclusionLarge differences among vendors made it clear that work remains to be done before an accurate and reliable skin dose mapping is available for all patients.",
journal = "Physica Medica",
title = "Review of skin dose calculation software in interventional cardiology",
volume = "80",
pages = "75-83",
doi = "10.1016/j.ejmp.2020.09.023"
}
Malchair, F., Dabin, J., Deleu, M., Merce, M. S., Ciraj-Bjelac, O., Gallagher, A.,& Maccia, C.. (2020). Review of skin dose calculation software in interventional cardiology. in Physica Medica, 80, 75-83.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejmp.2020.09.023
Malchair F, Dabin J, Deleu M, Merce MS, Ciraj-Bjelac O, Gallagher A, Maccia C. Review of skin dose calculation software in interventional cardiology. in Physica Medica. 2020;80:75-83.
doi:10.1016/j.ejmp.2020.09.023 .
Malchair, Françoise, Dabin, Jérémie, Deleu, Marine, Merce, Marta Sans, Ciraj-Bjelac, Olivera, Gallagher, Aoife, Maccia, Carlo, "Review of skin dose calculation software in interventional cardiology" in Physica Medica, 80 (2020):75-83,
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejmp.2020.09.023 . .
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The use of active personal dosemeters in interventional workplaces in hospitals: comparison between active and passive dosemeters worn simultaneously by medical staff

Vanhavere, Filip; Carinou, Eleftheria; Clairand, Isabelle; Ciraj-Bjelac, Olivera; De Monte, F; Domienik-Andrzejewska, J; Ferrari, P; Ginjaume, M; Hršak, Hrvoje; Hupe, O; Knežević, Željka; O’Connor, U; Merce, M Sans; Sarmento, S; Savary, A; Siskoonen, T

(2020)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Vanhavere, Filip
AU  - Carinou, Eleftheria
AU  - Clairand, Isabelle
AU  - Ciraj-Bjelac, Olivera
AU  - De Monte, F
AU  - Domienik-Andrzejewska, J
AU  - Ferrari, P
AU  - Ginjaume, M
AU  - Hršak, Hrvoje
AU  - Hupe, O
AU  - Knežević, Željka
AU  - O’Connor, U
AU  - Merce, M Sans
AU  - Sarmento, S
AU  - Savary, A
AU  - Siskoonen, T
PY  - 2020
UR  - https://vinar.vin.bg.ac.rs/handle/123456789/9051
AB  - Medical staff in interventional procedures are among the professionals with the highest occupational doses. Active personal dosemeters (APDs) can help in optimizing the exposure during interventional procedures. However, there can be problems when using APDs during interventional procedures, due to the specific energy and angular distribution of the radiation field and because of the pulsed nature of the radiation. Many parameters like the type of interventional procedure, personal habits and working techniques, protection tools used and X-ray field characteristics influence the occupational exposure and the scattered radiation around the patient. In this paper, we compare the results from three types of APDs with a passive personal dosimetry system while being used in real clinical environment by the interventional staff. The results show that there is a large spread in the ratios of the passive and active devices.
T2  - Radiation Protection Dosimetry
T1  - The use of active personal dosemeters in interventional workplaces in hospitals: comparison between active and passive dosemeters worn simultaneously by medical staff
VL  - 188
IS  - 1
SP  - 22
EP  - 29
DO  - 10.1093/rpd/ncz253
ER  - 
@article{
author = "Vanhavere, Filip and Carinou, Eleftheria and Clairand, Isabelle and Ciraj-Bjelac, Olivera and De Monte, F and Domienik-Andrzejewska, J and Ferrari, P and Ginjaume, M and Hršak, Hrvoje and Hupe, O and Knežević, Željka and O’Connor, U and Merce, M Sans and Sarmento, S and Savary, A and Siskoonen, T",
year = "2020",
abstract = "Medical staff in interventional procedures are among the professionals with the highest occupational doses. Active personal dosemeters (APDs) can help in optimizing the exposure during interventional procedures. However, there can be problems when using APDs during interventional procedures, due to the specific energy and angular distribution of the radiation field and because of the pulsed nature of the radiation. Many parameters like the type of interventional procedure, personal habits and working techniques, protection tools used and X-ray field characteristics influence the occupational exposure and the scattered radiation around the patient. In this paper, we compare the results from three types of APDs with a passive personal dosimetry system while being used in real clinical environment by the interventional staff. The results show that there is a large spread in the ratios of the passive and active devices.",
journal = "Radiation Protection Dosimetry",
title = "The use of active personal dosemeters in interventional workplaces in hospitals: comparison between active and passive dosemeters worn simultaneously by medical staff",
volume = "188",
number = "1",
pages = "22-29",
doi = "10.1093/rpd/ncz253"
}
Vanhavere, F., Carinou, E., Clairand, I., Ciraj-Bjelac, O., De Monte, F., Domienik-Andrzejewska, J., Ferrari, P., Ginjaume, M., Hršak, H., Hupe, O., Knežević, Ž., O’Connor, U., Merce, M. S., Sarmento, S., Savary, A.,& Siskoonen, T.. (2020). The use of active personal dosemeters in interventional workplaces in hospitals: comparison between active and passive dosemeters worn simultaneously by medical staff. in Radiation Protection Dosimetry, 188(1), 22-29.
https://doi.org/10.1093/rpd/ncz253
Vanhavere F, Carinou E, Clairand I, Ciraj-Bjelac O, De Monte F, Domienik-Andrzejewska J, Ferrari P, Ginjaume M, Hršak H, Hupe O, Knežević Ž, O’Connor U, Merce MS, Sarmento S, Savary A, Siskoonen T. The use of active personal dosemeters in interventional workplaces in hospitals: comparison between active and passive dosemeters worn simultaneously by medical staff. in Radiation Protection Dosimetry. 2020;188(1):22-29.
doi:10.1093/rpd/ncz253 .
Vanhavere, Filip, Carinou, Eleftheria, Clairand, Isabelle, Ciraj-Bjelac, Olivera, De Monte, F, Domienik-Andrzejewska, J, Ferrari, P, Ginjaume, M, Hršak, Hrvoje, Hupe, O, Knežević, Željka, O’Connor, U, Merce, M Sans, Sarmento, S, Savary, A, Siskoonen, T, "The use of active personal dosemeters in interventional workplaces in hospitals: comparison between active and passive dosemeters worn simultaneously by medical staff" in Radiation Protection Dosimetry, 188, no. 1 (2020):22-29,
https://doi.org/10.1093/rpd/ncz253 . .
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Skin dose mapping in interventional cardiology: a practical solution

Krajinović, Marko; Dobrić, Milan R.; Ciraj-Bjelac, Olivera

(2020)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Krajinović, Marko
AU  - Dobrić, Milan R.
AU  - Ciraj-Bjelac, Olivera
PY  - 2020
UR  - https://vinar.vin.bg.ac.rs/handle/123456789/9066
AB  - Numerous cases of radiation-induced tissue reactions following interventional cardiology (IC) procedures have been reported, resulting in the need for an optimized and personalized dosimetry. At present, there are many fluoroscopy units without Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) Radiation Dose Structured Report globally installed. Many of these have not been updated yet, and may never be, therefore, the main objectives of this paper are to develop an offline skin dose mapping application, which uses DICOM headers for the peak skin dose (PSD) assessment and to compare the PSD assessment results to XR-RV3 Gafchromic film for common IC procedures. The mean deviation between the measured and the calculated PSD was 8.7 ± 26.3%. Simulated skin dose map showed good matching with XR-RV3 Gafchromic film. The skin dose mapping application presented in this paper is an elegant solution and a suitable alternative to XR-RV3 Gafchromic film.
T2  - Radiation Protection Dosimetry
T1  - Skin dose mapping in interventional cardiology: a practical solution
VL  - 188
IS  - 4
SP  - 508
EP  - 515
DO  - 10.1093/rpd/ncaa002
ER  - 
@article{
author = "Krajinović, Marko and Dobrić, Milan R. and Ciraj-Bjelac, Olivera",
year = "2020",
abstract = "Numerous cases of radiation-induced tissue reactions following interventional cardiology (IC) procedures have been reported, resulting in the need for an optimized and personalized dosimetry. At present, there are many fluoroscopy units without Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) Radiation Dose Structured Report globally installed. Many of these have not been updated yet, and may never be, therefore, the main objectives of this paper are to develop an offline skin dose mapping application, which uses DICOM headers for the peak skin dose (PSD) assessment and to compare the PSD assessment results to XR-RV3 Gafchromic film for common IC procedures. The mean deviation between the measured and the calculated PSD was 8.7 ± 26.3%. Simulated skin dose map showed good matching with XR-RV3 Gafchromic film. The skin dose mapping application presented in this paper is an elegant solution and a suitable alternative to XR-RV3 Gafchromic film.",
journal = "Radiation Protection Dosimetry",
title = "Skin dose mapping in interventional cardiology: a practical solution",
volume = "188",
number = "4",
pages = "508-515",
doi = "10.1093/rpd/ncaa002"
}
Krajinović, M., Dobrić, M. R.,& Ciraj-Bjelac, O.. (2020). Skin dose mapping in interventional cardiology: a practical solution. in Radiation Protection Dosimetry, 188(4), 508-515.
https://doi.org/10.1093/rpd/ncaa002
Krajinović M, Dobrić MR, Ciraj-Bjelac O. Skin dose mapping in interventional cardiology: a practical solution. in Radiation Protection Dosimetry. 2020;188(4):508-515.
doi:10.1093/rpd/ncaa002 .
Krajinović, Marko, Dobrić, Milan R., Ciraj-Bjelac, Olivera, "Skin dose mapping in interventional cardiology: a practical solution" in Radiation Protection Dosimetry, 188, no. 4 (2020):508-515,
https://doi.org/10.1093/rpd/ncaa002 . .
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Evaluation of radiation dose for patients undergoing mammography in Qatar

AlNaemi, Huda; Aly, Antar; J Omar, Ahmed; AlObadli, Amal; Ciraj-Bjelac, Olivera; Kharita, Mohamad Hassan; Rehani, Madan M

(2020)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - AlNaemi, Huda
AU  - Aly, Antar
AU  - J Omar, Ahmed
AU  - AlObadli, Amal
AU  - Ciraj-Bjelac, Olivera
AU  - Kharita, Mohamad Hassan
AU  - Rehani, Madan M
PY  - 2020
UR  - https://vinar.vin.bg.ac.rs/handle/123456789/9102
AB  - In the absence of information on radiation doses in mammography in the Gulf countries, this study was designed to assess patient dose in terms of entrance surface air kerma and average glandular dose (AGD) in three mammography units in Qatar that covers 21% of all mammography systems in the country. The study of 150 patients involving 600 projections indicated that the average value of AGD in patients was 2.2 mGy for cranio-caudal and 2.5 mGy for mediolateral-oblique views, respectively. Dose assessment was also performed for polymethyl methacrylate phantoms of thicknesses, ranging from 20 to 80 mm. Comparing the patient dose values with several other publications in literature for full-field digital mammography, our values are typically higher, which can be likely attributed to the larger compressed breast thickness.
T2  - Radiation Protection Dosimetry
T1  - Evaluation of radiation dose for patients undergoing mammography in Qatar
VL  - 189
IS  - 3
SP  - 354
EP  - 361
DO  - 10.1093/rpd/ncaa049
ER  - 
@article{
author = "AlNaemi, Huda and Aly, Antar and J Omar, Ahmed and AlObadli, Amal and Ciraj-Bjelac, Olivera and Kharita, Mohamad Hassan and Rehani, Madan M",
year = "2020",
abstract = "In the absence of information on radiation doses in mammography in the Gulf countries, this study was designed to assess patient dose in terms of entrance surface air kerma and average glandular dose (AGD) in three mammography units in Qatar that covers 21% of all mammography systems in the country. The study of 150 patients involving 600 projections indicated that the average value of AGD in patients was 2.2 mGy for cranio-caudal and 2.5 mGy for mediolateral-oblique views, respectively. Dose assessment was also performed for polymethyl methacrylate phantoms of thicknesses, ranging from 20 to 80 mm. Comparing the patient dose values with several other publications in literature for full-field digital mammography, our values are typically higher, which can be likely attributed to the larger compressed breast thickness.",
journal = "Radiation Protection Dosimetry",
title = "Evaluation of radiation dose for patients undergoing mammography in Qatar",
volume = "189",
number = "3",
pages = "354-361",
doi = "10.1093/rpd/ncaa049"
}
AlNaemi, H., Aly, A., J Omar, A., AlObadli, A., Ciraj-Bjelac, O., Kharita, M. H.,& Rehani, M. M.. (2020). Evaluation of radiation dose for patients undergoing mammography in Qatar. in Radiation Protection Dosimetry, 189(3), 354-361.
https://doi.org/10.1093/rpd/ncaa049
AlNaemi H, Aly A, J Omar A, AlObadli A, Ciraj-Bjelac O, Kharita MH, Rehani MM. Evaluation of radiation dose for patients undergoing mammography in Qatar. in Radiation Protection Dosimetry. 2020;189(3):354-361.
doi:10.1093/rpd/ncaa049 .
AlNaemi, Huda, Aly, Antar, J Omar, Ahmed, AlObadli, Amal, Ciraj-Bjelac, Olivera, Kharita, Mohamad Hassan, Rehani, Madan M, "Evaluation of radiation dose for patients undergoing mammography in Qatar" in Radiation Protection Dosimetry, 189, no. 3 (2020):354-361,
https://doi.org/10.1093/rpd/ncaa049 . .

Towards national diagnostic reference levels for mammography in Serbia

Rafajlović, Stefan; Ciraj-Bjelac, Olivera; Božović, Predrag

(2020)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Rafajlović, Stefan
AU  - Ciraj-Bjelac, Olivera
AU  - Božović, Predrag
PY  - 2020
UR  - https://vinar.vin.bg.ac.rs/handle/123456789/9182
AB  - The objective of this work is to investigate the possibility to set a national diagnostic reference levels (nDRLs) for diagnostic and screening mammography in Serbia based on local practice and available resources. This study included all types of mammography systems that are currently used in Serbia, namely screen-film mammography (SFM), computed radiography (CR) and full-field digital mammography (FFDM). The nDRLs are provided in terms of mean glandular dose (MGD) for different breast thicknesses simulated by polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) phantom. For each breast thickness, MGD was calculated for the X-ray tube output, using clinically used exposure parameters. DRLs were chosen as the 75th percentile of MGD distribution for 20-, 40-, 45-, 60- and 70-mm phantom thicknesses. For SFM units proposed nDRL values are 0.7, 2.1, 2.7, 4.6 and 6.8 mGy; for CR units proposed nDRL values are 0.7, 1.8, 2.4, 4.5 and 5.6 mGy; and corresponding values for FFDM units are 0.8, 1.7, 2, 2. and 3.2 mGy for 20-, 40-, 45-, 60- and 70-mm PMMA thickness, respectively.
T2  - Radiation Protection Dosimetry
T1  - Towards national diagnostic reference levels for mammography in Serbia
VL  - 191
IS  - 4
SP  - 477
EP  - 486
DO  - 10.1093/rpd/ncaa173
ER  - 
@article{
author = "Rafajlović, Stefan and Ciraj-Bjelac, Olivera and Božović, Predrag",
year = "2020",
abstract = "The objective of this work is to investigate the possibility to set a national diagnostic reference levels (nDRLs) for diagnostic and screening mammography in Serbia based on local practice and available resources. This study included all types of mammography systems that are currently used in Serbia, namely screen-film mammography (SFM), computed radiography (CR) and full-field digital mammography (FFDM). The nDRLs are provided in terms of mean glandular dose (MGD) for different breast thicknesses simulated by polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) phantom. For each breast thickness, MGD was calculated for the X-ray tube output, using clinically used exposure parameters. DRLs were chosen as the 75th percentile of MGD distribution for 20-, 40-, 45-, 60- and 70-mm phantom thicknesses. For SFM units proposed nDRL values are 0.7, 2.1, 2.7, 4.6 and 6.8 mGy; for CR units proposed nDRL values are 0.7, 1.8, 2.4, 4.5 and 5.6 mGy; and corresponding values for FFDM units are 0.8, 1.7, 2, 2. and 3.2 mGy for 20-, 40-, 45-, 60- and 70-mm PMMA thickness, respectively.",
journal = "Radiation Protection Dosimetry",
title = "Towards national diagnostic reference levels for mammography in Serbia",
volume = "191",
number = "4",
pages = "477-486",
doi = "10.1093/rpd/ncaa173"
}
Rafajlović, S., Ciraj-Bjelac, O.,& Božović, P.. (2020). Towards national diagnostic reference levels for mammography in Serbia. in Radiation Protection Dosimetry, 191(4), 477-486.
https://doi.org/10.1093/rpd/ncaa173
Rafajlović S, Ciraj-Bjelac O, Božović P. Towards national diagnostic reference levels for mammography in Serbia. in Radiation Protection Dosimetry. 2020;191(4):477-486.
doi:10.1093/rpd/ncaa173 .
Rafajlović, Stefan, Ciraj-Bjelac, Olivera, Božović, Predrag, "Towards national diagnostic reference levels for mammography in Serbia" in Radiation Protection Dosimetry, 191, no. 4 (2020):477-486,
https://doi.org/10.1093/rpd/ncaa173 . .

Development and testing of a low cost radiation protection instrument based on an energy compensated Geiger-Müller tube

Kržanović, Nikola; Stanković, Koviljka; Živanović, Miloš Z.; Đaletić, Miloš; Ciraj-Bjelac, Olivera

(2019)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Kržanović, Nikola
AU  - Stanković, Koviljka
AU  - Živanović, Miloš Z.
AU  - Đaletić, Miloš
AU  - Ciraj-Bjelac, Olivera
PY  - 2019
UR  - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0969806X18312696
UR  - https://vinar.vin.bg.ac.rs/handle/123456789/8353
AB  - Growing concern for radiological and nuclear safety and growing use of radiation protection instruments by both professionals and lay persons increase the need for low cost and reliable instrumentation. The aim of this work was to develop a radiation protection instrument that will be both affordable to the widest radiation protection community, including the citizen networks and provide metrologically sound data. The instrument was based on a Geiger-Muller tube, which was tested before and after the energy compensation by lead foils. Instrument energy, angular and dose rate dependence was determined for different tube compensations and the optimum compensation allowing full compliance with relevant standards was identified. © 2019 Elsevier Ltd
T2  - Radiation Physics and Chemistry
T1  - Development and testing of a low cost radiation protection instrument based on an energy compensated Geiger-Müller tube
VL  - 164
SP  - 108358
DO  - 10.1016/j.radphyschem.2019.108358
ER  - 
@article{
author = "Kržanović, Nikola and Stanković, Koviljka and Živanović, Miloš Z. and Đaletić, Miloš and Ciraj-Bjelac, Olivera",
year = "2019",
abstract = "Growing concern for radiological and nuclear safety and growing use of radiation protection instruments by both professionals and lay persons increase the need for low cost and reliable instrumentation. The aim of this work was to develop a radiation protection instrument that will be both affordable to the widest radiation protection community, including the citizen networks and provide metrologically sound data. The instrument was based on a Geiger-Muller tube, which was tested before and after the energy compensation by lead foils. Instrument energy, angular and dose rate dependence was determined for different tube compensations and the optimum compensation allowing full compliance with relevant standards was identified. © 2019 Elsevier Ltd",
journal = "Radiation Physics and Chemistry",
title = "Development and testing of a low cost radiation protection instrument based on an energy compensated Geiger-Müller tube",
volume = "164",
pages = "108358",
doi = "10.1016/j.radphyschem.2019.108358"
}
Kržanović, N., Stanković, K., Živanović, M. Z., Đaletić, M.,& Ciraj-Bjelac, O.. (2019). Development and testing of a low cost radiation protection instrument based on an energy compensated Geiger-Müller tube. in Radiation Physics and Chemistry, 164, 108358.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.radphyschem.2019.108358
Kržanović N, Stanković K, Živanović MZ, Đaletić M, Ciraj-Bjelac O. Development and testing of a low cost radiation protection instrument based on an energy compensated Geiger-Müller tube. in Radiation Physics and Chemistry. 2019;164:108358.
doi:10.1016/j.radphyschem.2019.108358 .
Kržanović, Nikola, Stanković, Koviljka, Živanović, Miloš Z., Đaletić, Miloš, Ciraj-Bjelac, Olivera, "Development and testing of a low cost radiation protection instrument based on an energy compensated Geiger-Müller tube" in Radiation Physics and Chemistry, 164 (2019):108358,
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.radphyschem.2019.108358 . .
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EMPIR projekat 16ENV04 Preparedness - glavni ciljevi i pravci istraživanja

Živanović, Miloš Z.; Neumaier, Stefan; Ciraj-Bjelac, Olivera; Pantelić, Gordana K.; Davidović, Miloš D.; Kržanović, Nikola; Stanković-Petrović, Jelena S.

(Београд : Институт за нуклеарне науке "Винча" : Друштво за заштиту од зрачења Србије и Црне Горе, 2019)

TY  - CONF
AU  - Živanović, Miloš Z.
AU  - Neumaier, Stefan
AU  - Ciraj-Bjelac, Olivera
AU  - Pantelić, Gordana K.
AU  - Davidović, Miloš D.
AU  - Kržanović, Nikola
AU  - Stanković-Petrović, Jelena S.
PY  - 2019
UR  - https://plus.sr.cobiss.net/opac7/bib/279687436
UR  - https://vinar.vin.bg.ac.rs/handle/123456789/8695
AB  - 16ENV04 Preparedness je projekat iz poziva EMPIR 2016 za zaštitu životne sredine. Glavni cilj projekta je poboljšanje pripravnosti za nuklearne i radiološke incidente i akcidente, koji bi mogli da se dogode u budušnosti. Pripravnost će biti poboljšana tako što će se izvršiti istraživanja u nekoliko pravaca: upotreba bespilotnih letelica za radiološka merenja, upotreba mobilnih sistema za uzorkovanje vazduha, istraživanje mogućnosti  korišćenja radioloških podataka iz nevladinih mreža i korišćenje sistema pasivnih dozimetara za monitoring okoline. Još jedan od načina za poboljšanje pripravnosti je smanjenje  mogušnosti bezrazložne  panike  koja  bi  mogla  da  bude izazvana  diseminacijom merenja iz nevladinih mreža i drugih izvora, što bi moglo da izazove i smanjenje poverenja u zvanične podatke. U cilju realizacije projekta, od velikog značaja su diseminacija razultata i komunikacija sa svim zainteresovanim stranama.
AB  - 16ENV04 Preparedness is a research project within the EMPIR 2016environment call. The  main  project  goal  is  to  increase  the  preparedness  for  nuclear  and  radiological incidents  and  accidents  that  might  occur  in  the  future.  The  preparedness  will  be increased  by  pursuing  several  directions  of  research:  use  of  unmanned  aerial  vehicles for radiological measurements, use of transportable air-sampling systems, investigating the crowd sourced radiological data for possible official uses and investigating the use of passive dosimetry systems for ambient monitoring. Another aspect of preparedness is to try to reduce the possibility of unwarranted panic caused by the data disseminated by citizen  networks  and  other  sources  and  to  increase  confidence  in  official  data.  To realize the project goals, communication with stakeholders and dissemination of results are of greatest importance.
PB  - Београд : Институт за нуклеарне науке "Винча" : Друштво за заштиту од зрачења Србије и Црне Горе
C3  - 30. симпозијум ДЗЗСЦГ : зборник радова
T1  - EMPIR projekat 16ENV04 Preparedness - glavni ciljevi i pravci istraživanja
T1  - EMPIR project 16ENV04 Preparedness - main goals and research directions
SP  - 144
EP  - 149
ER  - 
@conference{
author = "Živanović, Miloš Z. and Neumaier, Stefan and Ciraj-Bjelac, Olivera and Pantelić, Gordana K. and Davidović, Miloš D. and Kržanović, Nikola and Stanković-Petrović, Jelena S.",
year = "2019",
abstract = "16ENV04 Preparedness je projekat iz poziva EMPIR 2016 za zaštitu životne sredine. Glavni cilj projekta je poboljšanje pripravnosti za nuklearne i radiološke incidente i akcidente, koji bi mogli da se dogode u budušnosti. Pripravnost će biti poboljšana tako što će se izvršiti istraživanja u nekoliko pravaca: upotreba bespilotnih letelica za radiološka merenja, upotreba mobilnih sistema za uzorkovanje vazduha, istraživanje mogućnosti  korišćenja radioloških podataka iz nevladinih mreža i korišćenje sistema pasivnih dozimetara za monitoring okoline. Još jedan od načina za poboljšanje pripravnosti je smanjenje  mogušnosti bezrazložne  panike  koja  bi  mogla  da  bude izazvana  diseminacijom merenja iz nevladinih mreža i drugih izvora, što bi moglo da izazove i smanjenje poverenja u zvanične podatke. U cilju realizacije projekta, od velikog značaja su diseminacija razultata i komunikacija sa svim zainteresovanim stranama., 16ENV04 Preparedness is a research project within the EMPIR 2016environment call. The  main  project  goal  is  to  increase  the  preparedness  for  nuclear  and  radiological incidents  and  accidents  that  might  occur  in  the  future.  The  preparedness  will  be increased  by  pursuing  several  directions  of  research:  use  of  unmanned  aerial  vehicles for radiological measurements, use of transportable air-sampling systems, investigating the crowd sourced radiological data for possible official uses and investigating the use of passive dosimetry systems for ambient monitoring. Another aspect of preparedness is to try to reduce the possibility of unwarranted panic caused by the data disseminated by citizen  networks  and  other  sources  and  to  increase  confidence  in  official  data.  To realize the project goals, communication with stakeholders and dissemination of results are of greatest importance.",
publisher = "Београд : Институт за нуклеарне науке "Винча" : Друштво за заштиту од зрачења Србије и Црне Горе",
journal = "30. симпозијум ДЗЗСЦГ : зборник радова",
title = "EMPIR projekat 16ENV04 Preparedness - glavni ciljevi i pravci istraživanja, EMPIR project 16ENV04 Preparedness - main goals and research directions",
pages = "144-149"
}
Živanović, M. Z., Neumaier, S., Ciraj-Bjelac, O., Pantelić, G. K., Davidović, M. D., Kržanović, N.,& Stanković-Petrović, J. S.. (2019). EMPIR projekat 16ENV04 Preparedness - glavni ciljevi i pravci istraživanja. in 30. симпозијум ДЗЗСЦГ : зборник радова
Београд : Институт за нуклеарне науке "Винча" : Друштво за заштиту од зрачења Србије и Црне Горе., 144-149.
Živanović MZ, Neumaier S, Ciraj-Bjelac O, Pantelić GK, Davidović MD, Kržanović N, Stanković-Petrović JS. EMPIR projekat 16ENV04 Preparedness - glavni ciljevi i pravci istraživanja. in 30. симпозијум ДЗЗСЦГ : зборник радова. 2019;:144-149..
Živanović, Miloš Z., Neumaier, Stefan, Ciraj-Bjelac, Olivera, Pantelić, Gordana K., Davidović, Miloš D., Kržanović, Nikola, Stanković-Petrović, Jelena S., "EMPIR projekat 16ENV04 Preparedness - glavni ciljevi i pravci istraživanja" in 30. симпозијум ДЗЗСЦГ : зборник радова (2019):144-149.

Zaštita od zračenja u medicini: prvih 55 godina

Ciraj-Bjelac, Olivera

(Београд : Институт за нуклеарне науке "Винча" : Друштво за заштиту од зрачења Србије и Црне Горе, 2019)

TY  - CONF
AU  - Ciraj-Bjelac, Olivera
PY  - 2019
UR  - https://plus.sr.cobiss.net/opac7/bib/279687436
UR  - https://vinar.vin.bg.ac.rs/handle/123456789/8711
AB  - Zaštita od zračenja u medicine bila je tema profesionalne zaštite od zračenja od početka uspostavljanja ove oblasti kao nezavisne naučne i stručne discipline. Tokom 55 godina duge istorije Društva za zaštitu od zračenja, zaštita od zračenja u medicine bila je zastupljena na sviim do sada održanim simpozujam na način koji refelktuje aktuelne teme u ovoj oblasti. U radu je dat pregled tema iz oblasti zaštite od zračenja u medicine na do sada održanim Simpozijumima društva za zaštitu od zračenja.
AB  - Radiation protection in medicine has beena topic of professional radiation protection since the beginning of the establishment of this area as an independent scientific and professional discipline. During 55 years long history of the Society for Radiation Protection, radiation protection inmedicine was represented at all symposiums in a way that reflects contemporarytopics in this field. The paper presents an overview of topics related to radiation protectionin medicine on Symposiums of the Radiation Protection Society.
PB  - Београд : Институт за нуклеарне науке "Винча" : Друштво за заштиту од зрачења Србије и Црне Горе
C3  - 30. симпозијум ДЗЗСЦГ : зборник радова
T1  - Zaštita od zračenja u medicini: prvih 55 godina
T1  - Radiation protection in medicine: first 55 years
SP  - 375
EP  - 385
ER  - 
@conference{
author = "Ciraj-Bjelac, Olivera",
year = "2019",
abstract = "Zaštita od zračenja u medicine bila je tema profesionalne zaštite od zračenja od početka uspostavljanja ove oblasti kao nezavisne naučne i stručne discipline. Tokom 55 godina duge istorije Društva za zaštitu od zračenja, zaštita od zračenja u medicine bila je zastupljena na sviim do sada održanim simpozujam na način koji refelktuje aktuelne teme u ovoj oblasti. U radu je dat pregled tema iz oblasti zaštite od zračenja u medicine na do sada održanim Simpozijumima društva za zaštitu od zračenja., Radiation protection in medicine has beena topic of professional radiation protection since the beginning of the establishment of this area as an independent scientific and professional discipline. During 55 years long history of the Society for Radiation Protection, radiation protection inmedicine was represented at all symposiums in a way that reflects contemporarytopics in this field. The paper presents an overview of topics related to radiation protectionin medicine on Symposiums of the Radiation Protection Society.",
publisher = "Београд : Институт за нуклеарне науке "Винча" : Друштво за заштиту од зрачења Србије и Црне Горе",
journal = "30. симпозијум ДЗЗСЦГ : зборник радова",
title = "Zaštita od zračenja u medicini: prvih 55 godina, Radiation protection in medicine: first 55 years",
pages = "375-385"
}
Ciraj-Bjelac, O.. (2019). Zaštita od zračenja u medicini: prvih 55 godina. in 30. симпозијум ДЗЗСЦГ : зборник радова
Београд : Институт за нуклеарне науке "Винча" : Друштво за заштиту од зрачења Србије и Црне Горе., 375-385.
Ciraj-Bjelac O. Zaštita od zračenja u medicini: prvih 55 godina. in 30. симпозијум ДЗЗСЦГ : зборник радова. 2019;:375-385..
Ciraj-Bjelac, Olivera, "Zaštita od zračenja u medicini: prvih 55 godina" in 30. симпозијум ДЗЗСЦГ : зборник радова (2019):375-385.

VERIDIC: validacija i procena doze na površini kože za pacijente u interventnoj kardiologiji

Ciraj-Bjelac, Olivera; Kržanović, Nikola; Živanović, Miloš Z.; Blideanu, Valentin; De Monte, Francesca; Deleu, Marine; Feghali Joelle, Ann; Gallagher, Aoife; Knežević, Željka; Maccia, Carlo; Malchair, Francoise; Plagnard, Johann; Sans Merce, Marta; Simantirakis, Georgios; Dabin, Jeremie

(Београд : Институт за нуклеарне науке "Винча" : Друштво за заштиту од зрачења Србије и Црне Горе, 2019)

TY  - CONF
AU  - Ciraj-Bjelac, Olivera
AU  - Kržanović, Nikola
AU  - Živanović, Miloš Z.
AU  - Blideanu, Valentin
AU  - De Monte, Francesca
AU  - Deleu, Marine
AU  - Feghali Joelle, Ann
AU  - Gallagher, Aoife
AU  - Knežević, Željka
AU  - Maccia, Carlo
AU  - Malchair, Francoise
AU  - Plagnard, Johann
AU  - Sans Merce, Marta
AU  - Simantirakis, Georgios
AU  - Dabin, Jeremie
PY  - 2019
UR  - https://plus.sr.cobiss.net/opac7/bib/279687436
UR  - https://vinar.vin.bg.ac.rs/handle/123456789/8712
AB  - Interventne procedure u radiologiji i kardiologiji povezani su sa visokim dozama za kožu pacijenta i potencijalnim radijacionim povredama kože. Različita metodologije i rešenja razvijene us za procenu maksimalne doze za kožu, čija se svojsvta, uključujuši i tačnost značajno razlikuju. U radu su prokazani ciljevi, metode i preminiran a rešenja projekta VERIDIC usmerenoj na validaciju zaličitih ofline i online softvera za procenu doze za kožu pacijenta u intervenatnoj kardiologiji.
AB  - In interventional cardiology (IC), patients may be exposed to high doses to the skin resulting in tissue reactions (skin burns) following single or multiple procedures. To address this issue, online and offline software has been developed to estimate the maximum skin dose (MSD) to the patient from IC procedures. However, the capabilities and accuracy of such skin dose calculation (SDC) software to estimate MSD and 2D dose distributions markedly differ among vendors. Hence, this project focuses onthe harmonisation of RDSR (radiation dose structured report) and on the validation of SDC software products in IC, which will optimise radiation protection of patients. The outcome of the project will include the standards for digital dose reporting, development of protocols for acceptance testing and Quality Control (QC)of SDC software and setting of diagnostic reference levels per clinical complexity, assessing thefrequency of high-dose procedures as well as dose reduction strategies based on the multi-centric data collection. This paper focuses on the work performed to investigate performance of solid state dosimeters used in clinical environment.
PB  - Београд : Институт за нуклеарне науке "Винча" : Друштво за заштиту од зрачења Србије и Црне Горе
C3  - 30. симпозијум ДЗЗСЦГ : зборник радова
T1  - VERIDIC: validacija i procena doze na površini kože za pacijente u interventnoj kardiologiji
T1  - VERIDIC: validation and estimation of radiation skin dose in interventional cardiology
SP  - 386
EP  - 393
ER  - 
@conference{
author = "Ciraj-Bjelac, Olivera and Kržanović, Nikola and Živanović, Miloš Z. and Blideanu, Valentin and De Monte, Francesca and Deleu, Marine and Feghali Joelle, Ann and Gallagher, Aoife and Knežević, Željka and Maccia, Carlo and Malchair, Francoise and Plagnard, Johann and Sans Merce, Marta and Simantirakis, Georgios and Dabin, Jeremie",
year = "2019",
abstract = "Interventne procedure u radiologiji i kardiologiji povezani su sa visokim dozama za kožu pacijenta i potencijalnim radijacionim povredama kože. Različita metodologije i rešenja razvijene us za procenu maksimalne doze za kožu, čija se svojsvta, uključujuši i tačnost značajno razlikuju. U radu su prokazani ciljevi, metode i preminiran a rešenja projekta VERIDIC usmerenoj na validaciju zaličitih ofline i online softvera za procenu doze za kožu pacijenta u intervenatnoj kardiologiji., In interventional cardiology (IC), patients may be exposed to high doses to the skin resulting in tissue reactions (skin burns) following single or multiple procedures. To address this issue, online and offline software has been developed to estimate the maximum skin dose (MSD) to the patient from IC procedures. However, the capabilities and accuracy of such skin dose calculation (SDC) software to estimate MSD and 2D dose distributions markedly differ among vendors. Hence, this project focuses onthe harmonisation of RDSR (radiation dose structured report) and on the validation of SDC software products in IC, which will optimise radiation protection of patients. The outcome of the project will include the standards for digital dose reporting, development of protocols for acceptance testing and Quality Control (QC)of SDC software and setting of diagnostic reference levels per clinical complexity, assessing thefrequency of high-dose procedures as well as dose reduction strategies based on the multi-centric data collection. This paper focuses on the work performed to investigate performance of solid state dosimeters used in clinical environment.",
publisher = "Београд : Институт за нуклеарне науке "Винча" : Друштво за заштиту од зрачења Србије и Црне Горе",
journal = "30. симпозијум ДЗЗСЦГ : зборник радова",
title = "VERIDIC: validacija i procena doze na površini kože za pacijente u interventnoj kardiologiji, VERIDIC: validation and estimation of radiation skin dose in interventional cardiology",
pages = "386-393"
}
Ciraj-Bjelac, O., Kržanović, N., Živanović, M. Z., Blideanu, V., De Monte, F., Deleu, M., Feghali Joelle, A., Gallagher, A., Knežević, Ž., Maccia, C., Malchair, F., Plagnard, J., Sans Merce, M., Simantirakis, G.,& Dabin, J.. (2019). VERIDIC: validacija i procena doze na površini kože za pacijente u interventnoj kardiologiji. in 30. симпозијум ДЗЗСЦГ : зборник радова
Београд : Институт за нуклеарне науке "Винча" : Друштво за заштиту од зрачења Србије и Црне Горе., 386-393.
Ciraj-Bjelac O, Kržanović N, Živanović MZ, Blideanu V, De Monte F, Deleu M, Feghali Joelle A, Gallagher A, Knežević Ž, Maccia C, Malchair F, Plagnard J, Sans Merce M, Simantirakis G, Dabin J. VERIDIC: validacija i procena doze na površini kože za pacijente u interventnoj kardiologiji. in 30. симпозијум ДЗЗСЦГ : зборник радова. 2019;:386-393..
Ciraj-Bjelac, Olivera, Kržanović, Nikola, Živanović, Miloš Z., Blideanu, Valentin, De Monte, Francesca, Deleu, Marine, Feghali Joelle, Ann, Gallagher, Aoife, Knežević, Željka, Maccia, Carlo, Malchair, Francoise, Plagnard, Johann, Sans Merce, Marta, Simantirakis, Georgios, Dabin, Jeremie, "VERIDIC: validacija i procena doze na površini kože za pacijente u interventnoj kardiologiji" in 30. симпозијум ДЗЗСЦГ : зборник радова (2019):386-393.

Harmonizacija procedura za merenje ambijentalnog ekvivalta doze: primena pasivnih (10) dosimetrijskih sistema u Evropi

Ciraj-Bjelac, Olivera; Živanović, Miloš Z.; Kržanović, Nikola; Pantelić, Gordana K.; Kaljević, Jelica; Stanković-Petrović, Jelena S.; Knežević-Medija, Željka; Majer, Marija

(Београд : Институт за нуклеарне науке "Винча" : Друштво за заштиту од зрачења Србије и Црне Горе, 2019)

TY  - CONF
AU  - Ciraj-Bjelac, Olivera
AU  - Živanović, Miloš Z.
AU  - Kržanović, Nikola
AU  - Pantelić, Gordana K.
AU  - Kaljević, Jelica
AU  - Stanković-Petrović, Jelena S.
AU  - Knežević-Medija, Željka
AU  - Majer, Marija
PY  - 2019
UR  - https://plus.sr.cobiss.net/opac7/bib/279687436
UR  - https://vinar.vin.bg.ac.rs/handle/123456789/8713
AB  - Jedan od zadataka projekta 16ENV04 Preparedness jeispitivanje pasivnih dozimetrijskih sistema namenjenih za merenje operativne dozimetrijske veličine H*(10). Cilj ovog zadatka je evaluacija i harmonizacija procedura koji koriste laboratorije u Evropi a odnose se na merenje ambijentlnog ekvivalenta doze,a u vezi eventualne primene ovakvih doziemtrisjkih sistema u kontekstu dleovanja u vanrednom događaju.
AB  - One of the outstanding tasks of the project 16ENV04 Preparedness, is to investigate the use of passive dosemeters aimed for measurement of operational quantityH*(10). The aim of this task is to develop a rationale to harmonize the procedures used by European measuring bodies and authorities, which provide services or fulfil tasks in radiation protection by using passive H*(10) area monitoring systems. Procedures used by European measuring bodies and services for environmental monitoring using passive area dosemeters are investigated, with a goal to investigate the applicability of passive dosimetry systems in the aftermath of a nuclear event.
PB  - Београд : Институт за нуклеарне науке "Винча" : Друштво за заштиту од зрачења Србије и Црне Горе
C3  - 30. симпозијум ДЗЗСЦГ : зборник радова
T1  - Harmonizacija procedura za merenje ambijentalnog ekvivalta doze: primena pasivnih (10) dosimetrijskih sistema u Evropi
T1  - Harmonisation of dose measurement procedures using passive dosemeters: use of passive H*(10) dosimetry systems in Europe
SP  - 417
EP  - 421
ER  - 
@conference{
author = "Ciraj-Bjelac, Olivera and Živanović, Miloš Z. and Kržanović, Nikola and Pantelić, Gordana K. and Kaljević, Jelica and Stanković-Petrović, Jelena S. and Knežević-Medija, Željka and Majer, Marija",
year = "2019",
abstract = "Jedan od zadataka projekta 16ENV04 Preparedness jeispitivanje pasivnih dozimetrijskih sistema namenjenih za merenje operativne dozimetrijske veličine H*(10). Cilj ovog zadatka je evaluacija i harmonizacija procedura koji koriste laboratorije u Evropi a odnose se na merenje ambijentlnog ekvivalenta doze,a u vezi eventualne primene ovakvih doziemtrisjkih sistema u kontekstu dleovanja u vanrednom događaju., One of the outstanding tasks of the project 16ENV04 Preparedness, is to investigate the use of passive dosemeters aimed for measurement of operational quantityH*(10). The aim of this task is to develop a rationale to harmonize the procedures used by European measuring bodies and authorities, which provide services or fulfil tasks in radiation protection by using passive H*(10) area monitoring systems. Procedures used by European measuring bodies and services for environmental monitoring using passive area dosemeters are investigated, with a goal to investigate the applicability of passive dosimetry systems in the aftermath of a nuclear event.",
publisher = "Београд : Институт за нуклеарне науке "Винча" : Друштво за заштиту од зрачења Србије и Црне Горе",
journal = "30. симпозијум ДЗЗСЦГ : зборник радова",
title = "Harmonizacija procedura za merenje ambijentalnog ekvivalta doze: primena pasivnih (10) dosimetrijskih sistema u Evropi, Harmonisation of dose measurement procedures using passive dosemeters: use of passive H*(10) dosimetry systems in Europe",
pages = "417-421"
}
Ciraj-Bjelac, O., Živanović, M. Z., Kržanović, N., Pantelić, G. K., Kaljević, J., Stanković-Petrović, J. S., Knežević-Medija, Ž.,& Majer, M.. (2019). Harmonizacija procedura za merenje ambijentalnog ekvivalta doze: primena pasivnih (10) dosimetrijskih sistema u Evropi. in 30. симпозијум ДЗЗСЦГ : зборник радова
Београд : Институт за нуклеарне науке "Винча" : Друштво за заштиту од зрачења Србије и Црне Горе., 417-421.
Ciraj-Bjelac O, Živanović MZ, Kržanović N, Pantelić GK, Kaljević J, Stanković-Petrović JS, Knežević-Medija Ž, Majer M. Harmonizacija procedura za merenje ambijentalnog ekvivalta doze: primena pasivnih (10) dosimetrijskih sistema u Evropi. in 30. симпозијум ДЗЗСЦГ : зборник радова. 2019;:417-421..
Ciraj-Bjelac, Olivera, Živanović, Miloš Z., Kržanović, Nikola, Pantelić, Gordana K., Kaljević, Jelica, Stanković-Petrović, Jelena S., Knežević-Medija, Željka, Majer, Marija, "Harmonizacija procedura za merenje ambijentalnog ekvivalta doze: primena pasivnih (10) dosimetrijskih sistema u Evropi" in 30. симпозијум ДЗЗСЦГ : зборник радова (2019):417-421.

Mapiranje doze na površini kože u interventnoj kardiologiji

Krajinović, Marko; Ciraj-Bjelac, Olivera

(Београд : Институт за нуклеарне науке "Винча" : Друштво за заштиту од зрачења Србије и Црне Горе, 2019)

TY  - CONF
AU  - Krajinović, Marko
AU  - Ciraj-Bjelac, Olivera
PY  - 2019
UR  - https://plus.sr.cobiss.net/opac7/bib/279687436
UR  - https://vinar.vin.bg.ac.rs/handle/123456789/8720
AB  - Interventne kardiološke procedure su često povezane sa relativno visokim dozama i sa dugim vremenom izlaganja zračenju, što često rezultuje visokom apsorbovanom dozom kože. Cilj ovog rada je da se razvije aplikacija za mapiranje maksimalne doze kože u interventnim kardiološkim procedurama. Maksimalna doza na površini kože je izračunata pomoću informacija iz DICOM fajlova generisanih nakon kardioloških procedura. Izračunate maksimalne doze su validirane pomoću XR-RV3 Gafchromic filmova koji su postavljeni ispod pacijenta tokom svake procedure. Srednja devijacija između izmerenih i izračunatih maksimalnih doza je 8,7% ± 26,3%. Simulirana dozna mapa pacijenta je pokazala dobro poklapanje sa XR-RV3 Gafchromic filovima. Aplikacija za mapiranje doze kože prikazana u ovom radu je elegantno rešenje i pogodna alternativa za XR-RV3 Gafchromic filmove.
AB  - Interventional Cardiology (IC)procedures are frequently associated with relatively high dose rates and prolonged irradiation times, which often results in very high absorbed skin doses. Objectiveof this work is to develop skin dose mapping application for Peak Skin Dose (PSD) estimation in Interventional Cardiology procedures. PSD was calculated using necessary information from Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) headers generated after cardiac procedures. Calculated PSDs were validated using XR-RV3 Gafchromic films placed under the patient‘s back during each procedure. The mean deviation between measured and calculated PSD was 8.7% ± 26.3%. Simulated skin dose map showed good matching with XR-RV3 Gafchromic film. Skin dose mapping application presented in this paper is elegant solution and suitable alternative to XR-RV3 Gafchromic film.
PB  - Београд : Институт за нуклеарне науке "Винча" : Друштво за заштиту од зрачења Србије и Црне Горе
C3  - 30. симпозијум ДЗЗСЦГ : зборник радова
T1  - Mapiranje doze na površini kože u interventnoj kardiologiji
T1  - Skin dose mapping in interventional cardiology
SP  - 489
EP  - 495
ER  - 
@conference{
author = "Krajinović, Marko and Ciraj-Bjelac, Olivera",
year = "2019",
abstract = "Interventne kardiološke procedure su često povezane sa relativno visokim dozama i sa dugim vremenom izlaganja zračenju, što često rezultuje visokom apsorbovanom dozom kože. Cilj ovog rada je da se razvije aplikacija za mapiranje maksimalne doze kože u interventnim kardiološkim procedurama. Maksimalna doza na površini kože je izračunata pomoću informacija iz DICOM fajlova generisanih nakon kardioloških procedura. Izračunate maksimalne doze su validirane pomoću XR-RV3 Gafchromic filmova koji su postavljeni ispod pacijenta tokom svake procedure. Srednja devijacija između izmerenih i izračunatih maksimalnih doza je 8,7% ± 26,3%. Simulirana dozna mapa pacijenta je pokazala dobro poklapanje sa XR-RV3 Gafchromic filovima. Aplikacija za mapiranje doze kože prikazana u ovom radu je elegantno rešenje i pogodna alternativa za XR-RV3 Gafchromic filmove., Interventional Cardiology (IC)procedures are frequently associated with relatively high dose rates and prolonged irradiation times, which often results in very high absorbed skin doses. Objectiveof this work is to develop skin dose mapping application for Peak Skin Dose (PSD) estimation in Interventional Cardiology procedures. PSD was calculated using necessary information from Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) headers generated after cardiac procedures. Calculated PSDs were validated using XR-RV3 Gafchromic films placed under the patient‘s back during each procedure. The mean deviation between measured and calculated PSD was 8.7% ± 26.3%. Simulated skin dose map showed good matching with XR-RV3 Gafchromic film. Skin dose mapping application presented in this paper is elegant solution and suitable alternative to XR-RV3 Gafchromic film.",
publisher = "Београд : Институт за нуклеарне науке "Винча" : Друштво за заштиту од зрачења Србије и Црне Горе",
journal = "30. симпозијум ДЗЗСЦГ : зборник радова",
title = "Mapiranje doze na površini kože u interventnoj kardiologiji, Skin dose mapping in interventional cardiology",
pages = "489-495"
}
Krajinović, M.,& Ciraj-Bjelac, O.. (2019). Mapiranje doze na površini kože u interventnoj kardiologiji. in 30. симпозијум ДЗЗСЦГ : зборник радова
Београд : Институт за нуклеарне науке "Винча" : Друштво за заштиту од зрачења Србије и Црне Горе., 489-495.
Krajinović M, Ciraj-Bjelac O. Mapiranje doze na površini kože u interventnoj kardiologiji. in 30. симпозијум ДЗЗСЦГ : зборник радова. 2019;:489-495..
Krajinović, Marko, Ciraj-Bjelac, Olivera, "Mapiranje doze na površini kože u interventnoj kardiologiji" in 30. симпозијум ДЗЗСЦГ : зборник радова (2019):489-495.

Occupational Eye Lens Dose Estimated Using Whole-Body Dosemeter In Interventional Cardiology And Radiology: A Monte Carlo Study

Božović, Predrag; Ciraj-Bjelac, Olivera; Stanković-Petrović, Jelena S.

(2019)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Božović, Predrag
AU  - Ciraj-Bjelac, Olivera
AU  - Stanković-Petrović, Jelena S.
PY  - 2019
UR  - https://vinar.vin.bg.ac.rs/handle/123456789/8786
AB  - Medical personnel performing interventional procedures in cardiology and radiology is considered to be a professional group exposed to high doses of ionizing radiation. Reduction of the eye lens dose limit made its assessment in the interventional procedures one of the most challenging topics. The objective of this work is to assess eye lens doses based on the whole-body doses using methods of computational dosimetry. Assessment included different C-arm orientations (PA, LAO and RAO), tube voltages (80 –110 kV) and efficiency of different combinations of protective equipment used in interventional procedures. Center position at the height of the thyroid gives best estimate of eye lens dose, with spreads of 11% (13%), 13% (17%) and 14% (13%) for the left (right) eye lens. The conversion factors of 1.03 (0.83), 1.28 (1.06) and 1.36 (1.06) to convert whole body to eye lens dose were derived for positions of first operator, nurse and radiographer, respectively. The eye lens dose reduction factors for different combinations of applied protective equipment are 178, 5 and 6, respectively.
T2  - Radiation Protection Dosimetry
T1  - Occupational Eye Lens Dose Estimated Using Whole-Body Dosemeter In Interventional Cardiology And Radiology: A Monte Carlo Study
VL  - 185
IS  - 2
SP  - 135
EP  - 142
DO  - 10.1093/rpd/ncy283
ER  - 
@article{
author = "Božović, Predrag and Ciraj-Bjelac, Olivera and Stanković-Petrović, Jelena S.",
year = "2019",
abstract = "Medical personnel performing interventional procedures in cardiology and radiology is considered to be a professional group exposed to high doses of ionizing radiation. Reduction of the eye lens dose limit made its assessment in the interventional procedures one of the most challenging topics. The objective of this work is to assess eye lens doses based on the whole-body doses using methods of computational dosimetry. Assessment included different C-arm orientations (PA, LAO and RAO), tube voltages (80 –110 kV) and efficiency of different combinations of protective equipment used in interventional procedures. Center position at the height of the thyroid gives best estimate of eye lens dose, with spreads of 11% (13%), 13% (17%) and 14% (13%) for the left (right) eye lens. The conversion factors of 1.03 (0.83), 1.28 (1.06) and 1.36 (1.06) to convert whole body to eye lens dose were derived for positions of first operator, nurse and radiographer, respectively. The eye lens dose reduction factors for different combinations of applied protective equipment are 178, 5 and 6, respectively.",
journal = "Radiation Protection Dosimetry",
title = "Occupational Eye Lens Dose Estimated Using Whole-Body Dosemeter In Interventional Cardiology And Radiology: A Monte Carlo Study",
volume = "185",
number = "2",
pages = "135-142",
doi = "10.1093/rpd/ncy283"
}
Božović, P., Ciraj-Bjelac, O.,& Stanković-Petrović, J. S.. (2019). Occupational Eye Lens Dose Estimated Using Whole-Body Dosemeter In Interventional Cardiology And Radiology: A Monte Carlo Study. in Radiation Protection Dosimetry, 185(2), 135-142.
https://doi.org/10.1093/rpd/ncy283
Božović P, Ciraj-Bjelac O, Stanković-Petrović JS. Occupational Eye Lens Dose Estimated Using Whole-Body Dosemeter In Interventional Cardiology And Radiology: A Monte Carlo Study. in Radiation Protection Dosimetry. 2019;185(2):135-142.
doi:10.1093/rpd/ncy283 .
Božović, Predrag, Ciraj-Bjelac, Olivera, Stanković-Petrović, Jelena S., "Occupational Eye Lens Dose Estimated Using Whole-Body Dosemeter In Interventional Cardiology And Radiology: A Monte Carlo Study" in Radiation Protection Dosimetry, 185, no. 2 (2019):135-142,
https://doi.org/10.1093/rpd/ncy283 . .
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Radiation-Induced Lens Opacities among Interventional Cardiologists: Retrospective Assessment of Cumulative Eye Lens Doses

Struelens, Lara; Dabin, Jeremie; Carinou, Eleftheria; Askounis, Panagiotis; Ciraj-Bjelac, Olivera; Domienik-Andrzejewska, Joanna; Berus, Danielle; Padovani, Renato; Farah, Jad; Covens, Peter

(2018)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Struelens, Lara
AU  - Dabin, Jeremie
AU  - Carinou, Eleftheria
AU  - Askounis, Panagiotis
AU  - Ciraj-Bjelac, Olivera
AU  - Domienik-Andrzejewska, Joanna
AU  - Berus, Danielle
AU  - Padovani, Renato
AU  - Farah, Jad
AU  - Covens, Peter
PY  - 2018
UR  - https://vinar.vin.bg.ac.rs/handle/123456789/7654
AB  - This study describes the retrospective lens dose calculation methods developed and applied within the European epidemiological study on radiation-induced lens opacities among interventional cardiologists. While one approach focuses on self-reported data regarding working practice in combination with available procedure-specific eye lens dose values, the second approach focuses on the conversion of the individual whole-body dose to eye lens dose. In contrast with usual dose reconstruction methods within an epidemiological study, a protocol is applied resulting in an individual distribution of possible cumulative lens doses for each recruited cardiologist, rather than a single dose estimate. In this way, the uncertainty in the dose estimate (from measurement uncertainty and variability among cardiologists) is represented for each individual. Eye lens dose and whole-body dose measurements have been performed in clinical practice to validate both methods, and it was concluded that both produce acceptable results in the framework of a dose-risk evaluation study. Optimal results were obtained for the dose to the left eye using procedure-specific lens dose data in combination with information collected on working practice. This method has been applied to 421 interventional cardiologists resulting in a median cumulative eye lens dose of 15.1 cSv for the left eye and 11.4 cSv for the right eye. From the individual cumulative eye lens dose distributions obtained for each cardiologist, maxima up to 9-10 Sv were observed, although with low probability. Since whole-body dose values above the lead apron are available for only a small fraction of the cohort and in many cases not for the entire working career, the second method has only been used to benchmark the results from the first approach. This study succeeded in improving the retrospective calculation of cumulative eye lens doses in the framework of radiation-induced risk assessment of lens opacities, but it remains dependent on self-reported information, which is not always reliable for early years. However, the calculation tools developed can also be used to make an assessment of the eye lens dose in current practice.
T2  - Radiation Research
T1  - Radiation-Induced Lens Opacities among Interventional Cardiologists: Retrospective Assessment of Cumulative Eye Lens Doses
VL  - 189
IS  - 4
SP  - 399
EP  - 408
DO  - 10.1667/RR14970.1
ER  - 
@article{
author = "Struelens, Lara and Dabin, Jeremie and Carinou, Eleftheria and Askounis, Panagiotis and Ciraj-Bjelac, Olivera and Domienik-Andrzejewska, Joanna and Berus, Danielle and Padovani, Renato and Farah, Jad and Covens, Peter",
year = "2018",
abstract = "This study describes the retrospective lens dose calculation methods developed and applied within the European epidemiological study on radiation-induced lens opacities among interventional cardiologists. While one approach focuses on self-reported data regarding working practice in combination with available procedure-specific eye lens dose values, the second approach focuses on the conversion of the individual whole-body dose to eye lens dose. In contrast with usual dose reconstruction methods within an epidemiological study, a protocol is applied resulting in an individual distribution of possible cumulative lens doses for each recruited cardiologist, rather than a single dose estimate. In this way, the uncertainty in the dose estimate (from measurement uncertainty and variability among cardiologists) is represented for each individual. Eye lens dose and whole-body dose measurements have been performed in clinical practice to validate both methods, and it was concluded that both produce acceptable results in the framework of a dose-risk evaluation study. Optimal results were obtained for the dose to the left eye using procedure-specific lens dose data in combination with information collected on working practice. This method has been applied to 421 interventional cardiologists resulting in a median cumulative eye lens dose of 15.1 cSv for the left eye and 11.4 cSv for the right eye. From the individual cumulative eye lens dose distributions obtained for each cardiologist, maxima up to 9-10 Sv were observed, although with low probability. Since whole-body dose values above the lead apron are available for only a small fraction of the cohort and in many cases not for the entire working career, the second method has only been used to benchmark the results from the first approach. This study succeeded in improving the retrospective calculation of cumulative eye lens doses in the framework of radiation-induced risk assessment of lens opacities, but it remains dependent on self-reported information, which is not always reliable for early years. However, the calculation tools developed can also be used to make an assessment of the eye lens dose in current practice.",
journal = "Radiation Research",
title = "Radiation-Induced Lens Opacities among Interventional Cardiologists: Retrospective Assessment of Cumulative Eye Lens Doses",
volume = "189",
number = "4",
pages = "399-408",
doi = "10.1667/RR14970.1"
}
Struelens, L., Dabin, J., Carinou, E., Askounis, P., Ciraj-Bjelac, O., Domienik-Andrzejewska, J., Berus, D., Padovani, R., Farah, J.,& Covens, P.. (2018). Radiation-Induced Lens Opacities among Interventional Cardiologists: Retrospective Assessment of Cumulative Eye Lens Doses. in Radiation Research, 189(4), 399-408.
https://doi.org/10.1667/RR14970.1
Struelens L, Dabin J, Carinou E, Askounis P, Ciraj-Bjelac O, Domienik-Andrzejewska J, Berus D, Padovani R, Farah J, Covens P. Radiation-Induced Lens Opacities among Interventional Cardiologists: Retrospective Assessment of Cumulative Eye Lens Doses. in Radiation Research. 2018;189(4):399-408.
doi:10.1667/RR14970.1 .
Struelens, Lara, Dabin, Jeremie, Carinou, Eleftheria, Askounis, Panagiotis, Ciraj-Bjelac, Olivera, Domienik-Andrzejewska, Joanna, Berus, Danielle, Padovani, Renato, Farah, Jad, Covens, Peter, "Radiation-Induced Lens Opacities among Interventional Cardiologists: Retrospective Assessment of Cumulative Eye Lens Doses" in Radiation Research, 189, no. 4 (2018):399-408,
https://doi.org/10.1667/RR14970.1 . .
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Use of active personal dosimeters in hospitals: EURADOS survey

Ciraj-Bjelac, Olivera; Carinou, Eleftheria; Vanhavere, Filip

(2018)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Ciraj-Bjelac, Olivera
AU  - Carinou, Eleftheria
AU  - Vanhavere, Filip
PY  - 2018
UR  - https://vinar.vin.bg.ac.rs/handle/123456789/7732
AB  - Considering that occupational exposure in medicine is a matter of growing concern, active personal dosimeters (APDs) are also increasingly being used in different fields of application of ionising radiation in medicine. An extensive survey to collect relevant information regarding the use of APDs in medical imaging applications of ionising radiation was organised by the EURADOS (European Radiation Dosimetry Group) Working Group 12. The objective was to collect data about the use of APDs and to identify the basic problems in the use of APDs in hospitals. APDs are most frequently used in interventional radiology and cardiology departments (54%), in nuclear medicine (29%), and in radiotherapy (12%). Most types of APDs use silicon diodes as the detector; however, in many cases their calibration is not given proper attention, as radiation beam qualities in which they are calibrated differ significantly from those in which they are actually used. The survey revealed problems related to the use of APDs, including their reliability in pulsed x-ray fields that are widely used in hospitals. Guidance from regulatory authorities and professional organisations on the testing and calibration of APDs used in hospital would likely improve the situation.
T2  - Journal of Radiological Protection
T1  - Use of active personal dosimeters in hospitals: EURADOS survey
VL  - 38
IS  - 2
SP  - 702
EP  - 715
DO  - 10.1088/1361-6498/aabce1
ER  - 
@article{
author = "Ciraj-Bjelac, Olivera and Carinou, Eleftheria and Vanhavere, Filip",
year = "2018",
abstract = "Considering that occupational exposure in medicine is a matter of growing concern, active personal dosimeters (APDs) are also increasingly being used in different fields of application of ionising radiation in medicine. An extensive survey to collect relevant information regarding the use of APDs in medical imaging applications of ionising radiation was organised by the EURADOS (European Radiation Dosimetry Group) Working Group 12. The objective was to collect data about the use of APDs and to identify the basic problems in the use of APDs in hospitals. APDs are most frequently used in interventional radiology and cardiology departments (54%), in nuclear medicine (29%), and in radiotherapy (12%). Most types of APDs use silicon diodes as the detector; however, in many cases their calibration is not given proper attention, as radiation beam qualities in which they are calibrated differ significantly from those in which they are actually used. The survey revealed problems related to the use of APDs, including their reliability in pulsed x-ray fields that are widely used in hospitals. Guidance from regulatory authorities and professional organisations on the testing and calibration of APDs used in hospital would likely improve the situation.",
journal = "Journal of Radiological Protection",
title = "Use of active personal dosimeters in hospitals: EURADOS survey",
volume = "38",
number = "2",
pages = "702-715",
doi = "10.1088/1361-6498/aabce1"
}
Ciraj-Bjelac, O., Carinou, E.,& Vanhavere, F.. (2018). Use of active personal dosimeters in hospitals: EURADOS survey. in Journal of Radiological Protection, 38(2), 702-715.
https://doi.org/10.1088/1361-6498/aabce1
Ciraj-Bjelac O, Carinou E, Vanhavere F. Use of active personal dosimeters in hospitals: EURADOS survey. in Journal of Radiological Protection. 2018;38(2):702-715.
doi:10.1088/1361-6498/aabce1 .
Ciraj-Bjelac, Olivera, Carinou, Eleftheria, Vanhavere, Filip, "Use of active personal dosimeters in hospitals: EURADOS survey" in Journal of Radiological Protection, 38, no. 2 (2018):702-715,
https://doi.org/10.1088/1361-6498/aabce1 . .
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Influence of absorbed radiation dose following computed tomography on the antioxidative status in rabbit testicles

Mitrović, Marko B.; Tatalović, Nikola R.; Nikolić-Kokić, Aleksandra L.; Ciraj-Bjelac, Olivera; Krstić, Nikola E.; Oreščanin-Dušić, Zorana S.; Krstić, Dragana Ž.; Jovanović, Zoran M.; Blagojević, Duško P.; Lazarević-Macanović, Mirjana V.

(2018)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Mitrović, Marko B.
AU  - Tatalović, Nikola R.
AU  - Nikolić-Kokić, Aleksandra L.
AU  - Ciraj-Bjelac, Olivera
AU  - Krstić, Nikola E.
AU  - Oreščanin-Dušić, Zorana S.
AU  - Krstić, Dragana Ž.
AU  - Jovanović, Zoran M.
AU  - Blagojević, Duško P.
AU  - Lazarević-Macanović, Mirjana V.
PY  - 2018
UR  - http://www.doiserbia.nb.rs/Article.aspx?ID=0354-46641800029M
UR  - https://vinar.vin.bg.ac.rs/handle/123456789/8001
AB  - In recent years, computed tomography (CT) has become very common in veterinary medicine. It is well known that testicles are organs with high radiosensitivity and their function can be impaired even after exposure to low radiation doses. In this work, we calculated the absorbed radiation doses after CT was performed with different voltage/current levels and correlated it with the activity of antioxidant enzymes in rabbit testicles. Two hours after CT, the activities of catalase (CAT) and glutathione peroxidase (GSH-Px) were increased in the testicles of animals that received an absorbed dose of 29.2 mGy. The same changes, along with elevated glutathione reductase (GR) activity, were observed after 7 days in animals that received the highest absorbed dose (46.3 mGy). It would appear that absorbed doses above 27.8 mGy provoked the antioxidant reaction but the time scale of the reaction was dose-dependent. Examination of the obtained results revealed that the main denominator of CT influence was a higher current. Our results suggest that CT influences the antioxidant status in rabbit testicles. The changes in antioxidant enzyme activities were dose- and time-dependent and influenced by the applied current. © 2018 by the Serbian Biological Society.
T2  - Archives of Biological Sciences
T1  - Influence of absorbed radiation dose following computed tomography on the antioxidative status in rabbit testicles
VL  - 70
IS  - 4
SP  - 675
EP  - 680
DO  - 10.2298/ABS180413029M
ER  - 
@article{
author = "Mitrović, Marko B. and Tatalović, Nikola R. and Nikolić-Kokić, Aleksandra L. and Ciraj-Bjelac, Olivera and Krstić, Nikola E. and Oreščanin-Dušić, Zorana S. and Krstić, Dragana Ž. and Jovanović, Zoran M. and Blagojević, Duško P. and Lazarević-Macanović, Mirjana V.",
year = "2018",
abstract = "In recent years, computed tomography (CT) has become very common in veterinary medicine. It is well known that testicles are organs with high radiosensitivity and their function can be impaired even after exposure to low radiation doses. In this work, we calculated the absorbed radiation doses after CT was performed with different voltage/current levels and correlated it with the activity of antioxidant enzymes in rabbit testicles. Two hours after CT, the activities of catalase (CAT) and glutathione peroxidase (GSH-Px) were increased in the testicles of animals that received an absorbed dose of 29.2 mGy. The same changes, along with elevated glutathione reductase (GR) activity, were observed after 7 days in animals that received the highest absorbed dose (46.3 mGy). It would appear that absorbed doses above 27.8 mGy provoked the antioxidant reaction but the time scale of the reaction was dose-dependent. Examination of the obtained results revealed that the main denominator of CT influence was a higher current. Our results suggest that CT influences the antioxidant status in rabbit testicles. The changes in antioxidant enzyme activities were dose- and time-dependent and influenced by the applied current. © 2018 by the Serbian Biological Society.",
journal = "Archives of Biological Sciences",
title = "Influence of absorbed radiation dose following computed tomography on the antioxidative status in rabbit testicles",
volume = "70",
number = "4",
pages = "675-680",
doi = "10.2298/ABS180413029M"
}
Mitrović, M. B., Tatalović, N. R., Nikolić-Kokić, A. L., Ciraj-Bjelac, O., Krstić, N. E., Oreščanin-Dušić, Z. S., Krstić, D. Ž., Jovanović, Z. M., Blagojević, D. P.,& Lazarević-Macanović, M. V.. (2018). Influence of absorbed radiation dose following computed tomography on the antioxidative status in rabbit testicles. in Archives of Biological Sciences, 70(4), 675-680.
https://doi.org/10.2298/ABS180413029M
Mitrović MB, Tatalović NR, Nikolić-Kokić AL, Ciraj-Bjelac O, Krstić NE, Oreščanin-Dušić ZS, Krstić DŽ, Jovanović ZM, Blagojević DP, Lazarević-Macanović MV. Influence of absorbed radiation dose following computed tomography on the antioxidative status in rabbit testicles. in Archives of Biological Sciences. 2018;70(4):675-680.
doi:10.2298/ABS180413029M .
Mitrović, Marko B., Tatalović, Nikola R., Nikolić-Kokić, Aleksandra L., Ciraj-Bjelac, Olivera, Krstić, Nikola E., Oreščanin-Dušić, Zorana S., Krstić, Dragana Ž., Jovanović, Zoran M., Blagojević, Duško P., Lazarević-Macanović, Mirjana V., "Influence of absorbed radiation dose following computed tomography on the antioxidative status in rabbit testicles" in Archives of Biological Sciences, 70, no. 4 (2018):675-680,
https://doi.org/10.2298/ABS180413029M . .
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Feasibility of setting up generic alert levels for maximum skin dose in fluoroscopically guided procedures

Jarvinen, Hannu; Farah, Jad; Siiskonen, Teemu; Ciraj-Bjelac, Olivera; Dabin, Jeremie; Carinou, Eleftheria; Domienik-Andrzejewska, Joanna; Kluszczynski, Dariusz; Knežević, Željka; Kopec, Renata; Majer, Marija; Malchair, Francoise; Negri, Anna; Pankowski, Piotr; Sarmento, Sandra; Trianni, Annalisa

(2018)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Jarvinen, Hannu
AU  - Farah, Jad
AU  - Siiskonen, Teemu
AU  - Ciraj-Bjelac, Olivera
AU  - Dabin, Jeremie
AU  - Carinou, Eleftheria
AU  - Domienik-Andrzejewska, Joanna
AU  - Kluszczynski, Dariusz
AU  - Knežević, Željka
AU  - Kopec, Renata
AU  - Majer, Marija
AU  - Malchair, Francoise
AU  - Negri, Anna
AU  - Pankowski, Piotr
AU  - Sarmento, Sandra
AU  - Trianni, Annalisa
PY  - 2018
UR  - http://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S1120179718300103
UR  - https://vinar.vin.bg.ac.rs/handle/123456789/7621
AB  - Purpose: The feasibility of setting-up generic, hospital-independent dose alert levels to initiate vigilance on possible skin injuries in interventional procedures was studied for three high-dose procedures (chemoembolization (TACE) of the liver, neuro-embolization (NE) and percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI)) in 9 European countries. Methods: Gafchromic (R) films and thermoluminescent dosimeters (TLD) were used to determine the Maximum Skin Dose (MSD). Correlation of the online dose indicators (fluoroscopy time, kerma- or dose-area product (KAP or DAP) and cumulative air kerma at interventional reference point (K-a,K-r)) with MSD was evaluated and used to establish the alert levels corresponding to a MSD of 2 Gy and 5 Gy. The uncertainties of alert levels in terms of DAP and K-a,K-r, and uncertainty of MSD were calculated. Results: About 20-30% of all MSD values exceeded 2 Gy while only 2-6% exceeded 5 Gy. The correlations suggest that both DAP and K-a,K-r can be used as a dose indicator for alert levels (Pearson correlation coefficient p mostly > 0.8), while fluoroscopy time is not suitable (p mostly < 0.6). Generic alert levels based on DAP (Gy cm(2)) were suggested for MSD of both 2 Gy and 5 Gy (for 5 Gy: TACE 750, PCI 250 and NE 400). The suggested levels are close to the lowest values published in several other studies. The uncertainty of the MSD was estimated to be around 10-15% and of hospital-specific skin dose alert levels about 20-30% (with coverage factor k = 1). Conclusions: The generic alert levels are feasible for some cases but should be used with caution, only as the first approximation, while hospital-specific alert levels are preferred as the final approach.
T2  - Physica Medica
T1  - Feasibility of setting up generic alert levels for maximum skin dose in fluoroscopically guided procedures
VL  - 46
SP  - 67
EP  - 74
DO  - 10.1016/j.ejmp.2018.01.010
ER  - 
@article{
author = "Jarvinen, Hannu and Farah, Jad and Siiskonen, Teemu and Ciraj-Bjelac, Olivera and Dabin, Jeremie and Carinou, Eleftheria and Domienik-Andrzejewska, Joanna and Kluszczynski, Dariusz and Knežević, Željka and Kopec, Renata and Majer, Marija and Malchair, Francoise and Negri, Anna and Pankowski, Piotr and Sarmento, Sandra and Trianni, Annalisa",
year = "2018",
abstract = "Purpose: The feasibility of setting-up generic, hospital-independent dose alert levels to initiate vigilance on possible skin injuries in interventional procedures was studied for three high-dose procedures (chemoembolization (TACE) of the liver, neuro-embolization (NE) and percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI)) in 9 European countries. Methods: Gafchromic (R) films and thermoluminescent dosimeters (TLD) were used to determine the Maximum Skin Dose (MSD). Correlation of the online dose indicators (fluoroscopy time, kerma- or dose-area product (KAP or DAP) and cumulative air kerma at interventional reference point (K-a,K-r)) with MSD was evaluated and used to establish the alert levels corresponding to a MSD of 2 Gy and 5 Gy. The uncertainties of alert levels in terms of DAP and K-a,K-r, and uncertainty of MSD were calculated. Results: About 20-30% of all MSD values exceeded 2 Gy while only 2-6% exceeded 5 Gy. The correlations suggest that both DAP and K-a,K-r can be used as a dose indicator for alert levels (Pearson correlation coefficient p mostly > 0.8), while fluoroscopy time is not suitable (p mostly < 0.6). Generic alert levels based on DAP (Gy cm(2)) were suggested for MSD of both 2 Gy and 5 Gy (for 5 Gy: TACE 750, PCI 250 and NE 400). The suggested levels are close to the lowest values published in several other studies. The uncertainty of the MSD was estimated to be around 10-15% and of hospital-specific skin dose alert levels about 20-30% (with coverage factor k = 1). Conclusions: The generic alert levels are feasible for some cases but should be used with caution, only as the first approximation, while hospital-specific alert levels are preferred as the final approach.",
journal = "Physica Medica",
title = "Feasibility of setting up generic alert levels for maximum skin dose in fluoroscopically guided procedures",
volume = "46",
pages = "67-74",
doi = "10.1016/j.ejmp.2018.01.010"
}
Jarvinen, H., Farah, J., Siiskonen, T., Ciraj-Bjelac, O., Dabin, J., Carinou, E., Domienik-Andrzejewska, J., Kluszczynski, D., Knežević, Ž., Kopec, R., Majer, M., Malchair, F., Negri, A., Pankowski, P., Sarmento, S.,& Trianni, A.. (2018). Feasibility of setting up generic alert levels for maximum skin dose in fluoroscopically guided procedures. in Physica Medica, 46, 67-74.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejmp.2018.01.010
Jarvinen H, Farah J, Siiskonen T, Ciraj-Bjelac O, Dabin J, Carinou E, Domienik-Andrzejewska J, Kluszczynski D, Knežević Ž, Kopec R, Majer M, Malchair F, Negri A, Pankowski P, Sarmento S, Trianni A. Feasibility of setting up generic alert levels for maximum skin dose in fluoroscopically guided procedures. in Physica Medica. 2018;46:67-74.
doi:10.1016/j.ejmp.2018.01.010 .
Jarvinen, Hannu, Farah, Jad, Siiskonen, Teemu, Ciraj-Bjelac, Olivera, Dabin, Jeremie, Carinou, Eleftheria, Domienik-Andrzejewska, Joanna, Kluszczynski, Dariusz, Knežević, Željka, Kopec, Renata, Majer, Marija, Malchair, Francoise, Negri, Anna, Pankowski, Piotr, Sarmento, Sandra, Trianni, Annalisa, "Feasibility of setting up generic alert levels for maximum skin dose in fluoroscopically guided procedures" in Physica Medica, 46 (2018):67-74,
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejmp.2018.01.010 . .
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Quality Controls in Digital Mammography protocol of the EFOMP Mammo Working group

Gennaro, Gisella; Avramova-Cholakova, Simona; Azzalini, Andrea; Luisa Chapel, Maria; Chevalier, Margarita; Ciraj-Bjelac, Olivera; de las Heras, Hugo; Gershan, Vesna; Hemdal, Bengt; Keavey, Elizabeth; Lanconelli, Nico; Menhart, Susanne; Fartaria, Mario Joao; Pascoal, Ana; Pedersen, Kristin; Rivetti, Stefano; Rossetti, Veronica; Semturs, Friedrich; Sharp, Peter; Torresin, Alberto

(2018)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Gennaro, Gisella
AU  - Avramova-Cholakova, Simona
AU  - Azzalini, Andrea
AU  - Luisa Chapel, Maria
AU  - Chevalier, Margarita
AU  - Ciraj-Bjelac, Olivera
AU  - de las Heras, Hugo
AU  - Gershan, Vesna
AU  - Hemdal, Bengt
AU  - Keavey, Elizabeth
AU  - Lanconelli, Nico
AU  - Menhart, Susanne
AU  - Fartaria, Mario Joao
AU  - Pascoal, Ana
AU  - Pedersen, Kristin
AU  - Rivetti, Stefano
AU  - Rossetti, Veronica
AU  - Semturs, Friedrich
AU  - Sharp, Peter
AU  - Torresin, Alberto
PY  - 2018
UR  - http://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S1120179718300577
UR  - https://vinar.vin.bg.ac.rs/handle/123456789/7747
AB  - This article aims to present the protocol on Quality Controls in Digital Mammography published online in 2015 by the European Federation of Organisations for Medical Physics (EFOMP) which was developed by a Task Force under the Mammo Working Group. The main objective of this protocol was to define a minimum set of easily implemented quality control tests on digital mammography systems that can be used to assure the performance of a system within a set and acceptable range. Detailed step-by-step instructions have been provided, limiting as much as possible any misinterpretations or variations by the person performing. It is intended that these tests be implemented as part of the daily routine of medical physicists and system users throughout Europe in a harmonised way so allowing results to be compared. In this paper the main characteristics of the protocol are illustrated, including examples, together with a brief summary of the contents of each chapter. Finally, instructions for the download of the full protocol and of the related software tools are provided.
T2  - Physica Medica
T1  - Quality Controls in Digital Mammography protocol of the EFOMP Mammo Working group
VL  - 48
SP  - 55
EP  - 64
DO  - 10.1016/j.ejmp.2018.03.016
ER  - 
@article{
author = "Gennaro, Gisella and Avramova-Cholakova, Simona and Azzalini, Andrea and Luisa Chapel, Maria and Chevalier, Margarita and Ciraj-Bjelac, Olivera and de las Heras, Hugo and Gershan, Vesna and Hemdal, Bengt and Keavey, Elizabeth and Lanconelli, Nico and Menhart, Susanne and Fartaria, Mario Joao and Pascoal, Ana and Pedersen, Kristin and Rivetti, Stefano and Rossetti, Veronica and Semturs, Friedrich and Sharp, Peter and Torresin, Alberto",
year = "2018",
abstract = "This article aims to present the protocol on Quality Controls in Digital Mammography published online in 2015 by the European Federation of Organisations for Medical Physics (EFOMP) which was developed by a Task Force under the Mammo Working Group. The main objective of this protocol was to define a minimum set of easily implemented quality control tests on digital mammography systems that can be used to assure the performance of a system within a set and acceptable range. Detailed step-by-step instructions have been provided, limiting as much as possible any misinterpretations or variations by the person performing. It is intended that these tests be implemented as part of the daily routine of medical physicists and system users throughout Europe in a harmonised way so allowing results to be compared. In this paper the main characteristics of the protocol are illustrated, including examples, together with a brief summary of the contents of each chapter. Finally, instructions for the download of the full protocol and of the related software tools are provided.",
journal = "Physica Medica",
title = "Quality Controls in Digital Mammography protocol of the EFOMP Mammo Working group",
volume = "48",
pages = "55-64",
doi = "10.1016/j.ejmp.2018.03.016"
}
Gennaro, G., Avramova-Cholakova, S., Azzalini, A., Luisa Chapel, M., Chevalier, M., Ciraj-Bjelac, O., de las Heras, H., Gershan, V., Hemdal, B., Keavey, E., Lanconelli, N., Menhart, S., Fartaria, M. J., Pascoal, A., Pedersen, K., Rivetti, S., Rossetti, V., Semturs, F., Sharp, P.,& Torresin, A.. (2018). Quality Controls in Digital Mammography protocol of the EFOMP Mammo Working group. in Physica Medica, 48, 55-64.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejmp.2018.03.016
Gennaro G, Avramova-Cholakova S, Azzalini A, Luisa Chapel M, Chevalier M, Ciraj-Bjelac O, de las Heras H, Gershan V, Hemdal B, Keavey E, Lanconelli N, Menhart S, Fartaria MJ, Pascoal A, Pedersen K, Rivetti S, Rossetti V, Semturs F, Sharp P, Torresin A. Quality Controls in Digital Mammography protocol of the EFOMP Mammo Working group. in Physica Medica. 2018;48:55-64.
doi:10.1016/j.ejmp.2018.03.016 .
Gennaro, Gisella, Avramova-Cholakova, Simona, Azzalini, Andrea, Luisa Chapel, Maria, Chevalier, Margarita, Ciraj-Bjelac, Olivera, de las Heras, Hugo, Gershan, Vesna, Hemdal, Bengt, Keavey, Elizabeth, Lanconelli, Nico, Menhart, Susanne, Fartaria, Mario Joao, Pascoal, Ana, Pedersen, Kristin, Rivetti, Stefano, Rossetti, Veronica, Semturs, Friedrich, Sharp, Peter, Torresin, Alberto, "Quality Controls in Digital Mammography protocol of the EFOMP Mammo Working group" in Physica Medica, 48 (2018):55-64,
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejmp.2018.03.016 . .
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Past and present work practices of European interventional cardiologists in the context of radiation protection of the eye lens—results of the EURALOC study

Domienik-Andrzejewska, Joanna; Ciraj-Bjelac, Olivera; Askounis, Panagiotis; Covens, Peter; Dragusin, Octavian; Jacob, Sophie; Farah, Jad; Gianicolo, Emilio; Padovani, Renato; Teles, Pedro; Widmark, Anders; Struelens, Lara

(2018)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Domienik-Andrzejewska, Joanna
AU  - Ciraj-Bjelac, Olivera
AU  - Askounis, Panagiotis
AU  - Covens, Peter
AU  - Dragusin, Octavian
AU  - Jacob, Sophie
AU  - Farah, Jad
AU  - Gianicolo, Emilio
AU  - Padovani, Renato
AU  - Teles, Pedro
AU  - Widmark, Anders
AU  - Struelens, Lara
PY  - 2018
UR  - http://stacks.iop.org/0952-4746/38/i=3/a=934?key=crossref.841f3416432180a6c59d9cdaf3af811f
UR  - https://vinar.vin.bg.ac.rs/handle/123456789/7775
AB  - This paper investigates over five decades of work practices in interventional cardiology, with an emphasis on radiation protection. The analysis is based on data from more than 400 cardiologists from various European countries recruited for a EURALOC study and collected in the period from 2014 to 2016. Information on the types of procedures performed and their annual mean number, fluoroscopy time, access site choice, x-ray units and radiation protection means used was collected using an occupational questionnaire. Based on the specific European data, changes in each parameter have been analysed over decades, while country-specific data analysis has allowed us to determine the differences in local practices. In particular, based on the collected data, the typical workload of a European cardiologist working in a haemodynamic room and an electrophysiology room was specified for various types of procedures. The results showed that when working in a haemodynamic room, a transparent ceiling-suspended lead shield or lead glasses are necessary in order to remain below the recommended eye lens dose limit of 20 mSv. Moreover, the analysis revealed that new, more complex cardiac procedures such as chronic total occlusion, valvuloplasty and pulmonary vein isolation for atrial fibrillation ablation might contribute substantially to annual doses, although they are relatively rarely performed. The results revealed that considerable progress has been made in the use of radiation protection tools. While their use in electrophysiology procedures is not generic, the situation in haemodynamic procedures is rather encouraging, as ceiling-suspended shields are used in 90% of cases, while the combination of ceiling shield and lead glasses is noted in more than 40% of the procedures. However, we find that still 7% of haemodynamic procedures are performed without any radiation protection tools.
T2  - Journal of Radiological Protection
T1  - Past and present work practices of European interventional cardiologists in the context of radiation protection of the eye lens—results of the EURALOC study
VL  - 38
IS  - 3
SP  - 934
EP  - 950
DO  - 10.1088/1361-6498/aac64b
ER  - 
@article{
author = "Domienik-Andrzejewska, Joanna and Ciraj-Bjelac, Olivera and Askounis, Panagiotis and Covens, Peter and Dragusin, Octavian and Jacob, Sophie and Farah, Jad and Gianicolo, Emilio and Padovani, Renato and Teles, Pedro and Widmark, Anders and Struelens, Lara",
year = "2018",
abstract = "This paper investigates over five decades of work practices in interventional cardiology, with an emphasis on radiation protection. The analysis is based on data from more than 400 cardiologists from various European countries recruited for a EURALOC study and collected in the period from 2014 to 2016. Information on the types of procedures performed and their annual mean number, fluoroscopy time, access site choice, x-ray units and radiation protection means used was collected using an occupational questionnaire. Based on the specific European data, changes in each parameter have been analysed over decades, while country-specific data analysis has allowed us to determine the differences in local practices. In particular, based on the collected data, the typical workload of a European cardiologist working in a haemodynamic room and an electrophysiology room was specified for various types of procedures. The results showed that when working in a haemodynamic room, a transparent ceiling-suspended lead shield or lead glasses are necessary in order to remain below the recommended eye lens dose limit of 20 mSv. Moreover, the analysis revealed that new, more complex cardiac procedures such as chronic total occlusion, valvuloplasty and pulmonary vein isolation for atrial fibrillation ablation might contribute substantially to annual doses, although they are relatively rarely performed. The results revealed that considerable progress has been made in the use of radiation protection tools. While their use in electrophysiology procedures is not generic, the situation in haemodynamic procedures is rather encouraging, as ceiling-suspended shields are used in 90% of cases, while the combination of ceiling shield and lead glasses is noted in more than 40% of the procedures. However, we find that still 7% of haemodynamic procedures are performed without any radiation protection tools.",
journal = "Journal of Radiological Protection",
title = "Past and present work practices of European interventional cardiologists in the context of radiation protection of the eye lens—results of the EURALOC study",
volume = "38",
number = "3",
pages = "934-950",
doi = "10.1088/1361-6498/aac64b"
}
Domienik-Andrzejewska, J., Ciraj-Bjelac, O., Askounis, P., Covens, P., Dragusin, O., Jacob, S., Farah, J., Gianicolo, E., Padovani, R., Teles, P., Widmark, A.,& Struelens, L.. (2018). Past and present work practices of European interventional cardiologists in the context of radiation protection of the eye lens—results of the EURALOC study. in Journal of Radiological Protection, 38(3), 934-950.
https://doi.org/10.1088/1361-6498/aac64b
Domienik-Andrzejewska J, Ciraj-Bjelac O, Askounis P, Covens P, Dragusin O, Jacob S, Farah J, Gianicolo E, Padovani R, Teles P, Widmark A, Struelens L. Past and present work practices of European interventional cardiologists in the context of radiation protection of the eye lens—results of the EURALOC study. in Journal of Radiological Protection. 2018;38(3):934-950.
doi:10.1088/1361-6498/aac64b .
Domienik-Andrzejewska, Joanna, Ciraj-Bjelac, Olivera, Askounis, Panagiotis, Covens, Peter, Dragusin, Octavian, Jacob, Sophie, Farah, Jad, Gianicolo, Emilio, Padovani, Renato, Teles, Pedro, Widmark, Anders, Struelens, Lara, "Past and present work practices of European interventional cardiologists in the context of radiation protection of the eye lens—results of the EURALOC study" in Journal of Radiological Protection, 38, no. 3 (2018):934-950,
https://doi.org/10.1088/1361-6498/aac64b . .
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