Radiation Dose From Uterine Artery Embolization Procedures: A Single Center Study

Ahmed Almutairi, Khaled Soliman, Murdhi Alharbi, Khaleel Almutairi, Turkey Almutairi


AIM: To establish a local radiation dose reference level for utrine artery embolization procedures conducted at a large tertiary care medical city; and to benchmark our data with the internatioinally publisged reference levels worldwide.

MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this work analysis was performed on the available data from the modality dose report obtained by the imaging system at the end of the procedure for eighty four patients, and archived in the picture archiving and communication system (PACS).

RESULTS: we have found a median PKA value of 347 [Gy.cm2] for 84 UAE procedures conducted in our medical center. Comparisons with the internationally published data are discussed.

CONCLUSIONS: The reported patient PKA are comparable with internationally reported studies and current trends. The medical use of x-ray imaging during interventional procedures is a safe practice for all categories of involved personnel including the patients. Further deeper analysis of the factors affecting the levels of radiation dose is recommended.such analysis will allow potential optimization of the procedure.


Uterine artery emblization; Air kerma area product; Patient radiation dose; Interventional radiology

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