Effective Use of Radiation Protective Equipment in Fluoroscopy: Separating Real from Fake News

Posted on: 2021-01-22

We bring the presentation “Effective Use of Radiation Protective Equipment in Fluoroscopy: Separating Real from Fake News” from the RSNA 2019 written by Daniel Miller, Beth A. Schueler, Kenneth A. Fetterly and Mark Hindal.

The slides show the teaching points about how fluoroscopically-guided interventional procedures may result in high staff radiation dose levels and explain the methods bringing examples of the use of the equipments such as:

  • Upper body shields (UBS);
  • Lower body shields (LBS);
  • Drapes.

Also it explains how the radiation dose works to the operator’s brain, its radio-absorbent cap effectiveness and leaded eyewear effectiveness.

To read the full presentation click here to access the Image Wisely website.

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