Cardiology Training Events

Regional training courses on radiation protection in Cardiology organized under TC support

Cadiology

The first training course on radiation protection for cardiologists was organized by the IAEA from 6-7 May 2004 in Vienna. This included cardiologists from 25 countries. Subsequently, a number of national and regional training courses on Radiation Protection in Cardiology have been organized as per details given in Table . Till 2008, eight regional training courses have been held. Cardiologists from 56 countries in Africa », Asia », Europe » and Latin America » have participated in these events.

TABLE 1 - Survey based on responses of cardiologists participating in regional training courses of the IAEA in questionnaire

Question regarding Radiation Protection (RP)

Vienna 2004 (25 countries inter-regional) Singapore 2005 (8 countries of Asia) Addis Ababa 2006 (9 countries of Africa) Teheran 2006 (6 countries of West Asia) Bangkok 2006 (8 countries of Asia) San Jose 2007 (11 countries of Latin-America) Yerevan 2008 (7 countries of Eastern Europe)

Is this 1st time you are attending a structured program on RP. Ans. Yes

88% 84% 93% 100% 93% 70% 75%

Any cardiologists conference you attended with lecture on RP. Ans. No

85% 100% 100% 100% 100% 85% 92%

Do you measure radiation dose to patient. Ans. No

96% 100% 87% 89% 71% 100% 50%

Do you use badge to monitor your personal exposure Ans.Yes

77% 74% 33% 48% 57% - 75%


TABLE 2 -Countries that have participated

Year Place Participation of Interventional Cardiologist(s) from Countries
2004 Vienna Albania, Bangladesh, Bulgaria, China, Indonesia, Iran, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Malaysia, Moldova, Mongolia, Myanmar, Pakistan, Philippines, Poland, Romania, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Syria, Thailand, Tajikistan, Vietnam, Yemen.
2005 Singapore Bangladesh, India, Korea, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam.
2006 Ethiopia Algeria, Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mali, Sudan, Tanzania, Tunisia, Zimbabwe.
Iran Afghanistan, Iran, Jordan, Qatar, UAE.
Bangkok Bangladesh, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mongolia, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam.
Chile Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Columbia, Cuba, Ecuador, Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Uruguay.
2007 Costa Rica Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay.
2008 Armenia Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Lithuania, Romania, Tajikistan, Ukraine.


National training courses on radiation protection in Cardiology organized under TC support

After the first training course on radiation protection for cardiologists, which was held from 6 to 7 May 2004 in Vienna, different national training courses have been held in five countries. There was an average of 80 to 130 participants in the training courses, which included nurses and technologists in addition to cardiologists. The list of training courses is as follows:


Month & Year Place
December 2005 Thailand
April 2006 Malaysia
September 2006 Philippines
November 2006 Sri Lanka
January 2007 Egypt
October 2007 Egypt
March 2008 Sri Lanka


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