Radiographic fallopian tube recanalization: Absorbed ovarian radiation dose

Penny L. Hedgpeth, Amy S. Thurmond, Ray Fry, James R. Schmidgall, Josef Rösch

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Absorbed radiation dose to the ovaries during radiographic fallopian tube recanalization was estimated in 29 patients with use of thermoluminescent dosimeters placed in the vaginal fornix. With an average fluoroscopic time of 8.5 minutes ± 5.5 and an average of 14 ± 5 105-mm spot radiographs obtained, the average absorbed dose to the ovaries was 8.5 mGy ± 5.6 (0.85 rad ± 0.56). Technical guidelines for keeping patient radiation exposure to a minimum during this new interventional procedure are suggested.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)121-122
Number of pages2
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jul 1991


  • Fallopian tubes, interventional procedure, 853.1299
  • Radiations, exposure to patients and personnel

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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