Project Information

Reducing radiation exposure to cardiac cath/EP lab operators with new facilities and equipment

Project Description: Radiation exposure in the cardiac catheterization and EP labs is a major concern for both operators and patients. The amount of radiation exposure to all cath and EP lab staff is tracked monthly by dosimeters worn. With the opening of the new Neuro/Cardiovascular Hospital on the horizon, we believe there is a unique opportunity to measure radiation exposure to a select group of interventional and EP cardiology faculty both before and after the move to the new hospital. We suspect that new equipment including both hardware and software as well as radiation protection equipment will decrease radiation exposure to these operators.

QPI: John, Brandt, (

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UF Health Big Aims: Zero Harm None

MeSH Keywords: Personal Protective Equipment, Radiation Dosimeters, radiation safety, catheterization lab, electrophysiology lab