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Table 1

Summary of entrance skin dose of three cardiologists in six different points’ and radiation exposure parameters due to angioplasty procedures.

  Median ± SD (range)
Variable Physician 1 Physician 2 Physician 3
Number of views 13 ± 6.7 (7–23) 14 ± 6.3 (5–26) 13 ± 9.4 (1–31)
Fluoroscopy time (min) 6.2 ± 4.3 (3.1–12.4) 6.5 ± 4 (1.7–16.8) 8.2 ± 6.1 (2.3–20.2)
DAP (mGy.m2) 2.3 ± 1.9 (1.4–6.3) 4.6 ± 2.9 (1.4–6.3) 3.7 ± 2.7 (1.7–10)
IRP dose (mGy) 403 ± 350 (155–1134) 892 ± 488 (122–1792) 551 ± 481 (195–1665)
Thyroid dose (μGy) 0.75 (0–1.25) 1.49 (0–3) 0.96 (0–4.97)
Right chest dose (μGy) 0.01 (0–0.83) 0.36 (0–45.44) 0.20 (0–1.73)
Left chest dose (μGy) 0.37 (0–2.73) 1.50 (0–53.99) 0.85 (0–6.97)
Right wrist dose (μGy) 4.17 (0.62–12.11) 6.63 (2.30–22.46) 4.95 (1.58–20.28)
Left wrist dose (μGy) 9.66 (2.87–36.15) 15.11 (3.21–54.90) 20.75 (2.80–127.27)
Left leg dose (μGy) 83.99 (23.02–126.03) 59.62 (13.15–488.89) 87.49 (8.31–156.25)

All data presented as median, SD and range.

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