RADIATION PROTECTion with a pelvic lead shield for operators performing coronary angiography or intervention.
To assess the utility of using a novel radiation protection lead shield in reducing radiation exposure that interventional cardiologists receive during Coronary Angiography or Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) procedures.
Randomized, controlled trial. Patients who will undergo a coronary angiography or PCI procedure will be allocated to one of the following groups: the procedure as done routinely with or without the lead shield use (current standard practice). Interventional cardiologists who will perform the procedure will wear a radiation protection cap in all procedures.
Lead Shield Comparison:
i. difference between both groups in total radiation dose (?Sv) that the interventional cardiologist got exposed to as read by the dosimeters at left breast, and
ii. difference between both groups in radiation dose that the interventional cardiologist got exposed to divided by Air Kerma (?Sv/mGy).
Sanjit Jolly, Ashraf Al Azzoni