2019 年 75 巻 1 号 p. 40-45
In many facilities, the displayed dose of dose-area product (DAP) is used for the dose management of interventional radiology. In this study, we investigated the measured dose at the patient entrance reference point (interventional reference point) and the displayed dose on each angiography systems. Also, we investigated the calibration method of each DAP. The errors of the measured dose and the displayed dose were less than 35%, but that dispersion was wide between the systems. The calibration methods varies according to a system. And even in the same manufacturer, the calibration methods were different. Therefore, to use the displayed dose of DAP for patient dose management, we need to compare that with the measured dose regularly. The differences of calibration methods induce the wide dispersion of the errors of the measured and the displayed dose. So the standardization of the calibration method in each manufacturer is expected.