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Date:7/15/2010

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3) RISK OF RADIATION-INDUCED CATARACTS AMONG CARDIOLOGISTS

PHILADELPHIA, PA (July 21, 2010) -- Some cardiologists who use fluoroscopy to image patients can be exposed to higher doses of radiation than radiologists. One danger for those exposed to higher levels of radiation is an increased level of eye cataracts.

Believing that interventional cardiologists and nurses who work in places where radiation protection protocols might not be fully employed are especially at risk, Madan Rehani and his team at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Vienna have investigated possible cataract links for catheterization laboratories staff in Bogota, Columbia; Montevideo, Uruguay; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; and Sofia, Bulgaria.

Rehani and his team, interviewed cardiologists and nurses in these cities, and eye specialists examined their eyes. They found that among cardiologists, 52 percent had developed some opacity in the lenses of their eyes; for nurses it was 45 percent, and for a control group it was 9 percent.

Rehani cautions that even though the correlation between radiation dose exposure and prevalence of lens change was high, a larger sample size needs to be tested to pin down the relation between dose and cataracts

Nevertheless, he says, "Radiation protection rules should be obeyed, as cataracts were observed at radiation levels lower than what are currently believed to cause cataracts.

The presentation "IAEA Study of Cataract in Staff Working in Catheterization Laboratories" by M Rehani will be at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, July 21, 2010 in Room 202 of the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

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