Understanding and Minimizing Radiation Exposure in the Cath Lab

Webinar supported by GE Healthcare


April 17, 2014
Dr. Martine Gilard
This webinar focuses on implementation of different strategies to help clinicians reduce radiation exposure during interventional cardiology procedures, both for patient and operators. It offers an overview of the latest techniques, along with practical tips and examples of stepwise improvements in the rational use of radiation, offering the potential to help clinicians reduce both exposure duration and exposure rate in different types of PCI cases. 
The live webinar took place April 28, 2014. Access the archived version of the webinar.
This webinar is part of the Diagnostic and Interventional Cardiology (DAIC) webinar series and is supported by GE Healthcare.
Intended Audience:
This webinar is intended for interventional cardiologists, interventional radiologists, cath lab staff and other clinicians who work in a catheterization lab centered around an angiography X-ray imaging system.
Dr. Martine Gilard 
Gilard received her medical degree from the University of Brest, France, in 1986. She is the head of catheterization laboratory department and head of cardiac CT-MRI, University Hospital, Brest. Her research interest includes intra-coronary imaging and structural heart disease intervention. She is co-chairman of EAPCI training and education committee. 
Carlo Maccia, Ph.D.
Carlo Maccia holds a Ph.D. in medical physics and is currently working as director of CAATS (Centre d’Assurance de qualité des Applications Technologiquesdans le domaine de la Santé), a private company created in 1989 dealing with research, training and servicing in Radiation Protection and Quality Control of medical installations. His recent publications cover several topics such as quality control in diagnostic radiology, patient dosimetry in interventional radiology and optimization of patient radiation protection in pediatric radiology and mammography.