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Introduction Interventional radiology procedures access patient vessels through what is known as a vascular sheath. Common sheath access problems cause difficulty inserting and manipulating tools through the sheath, which often requires awkward postures and movements […]
Objectives This study sought to measure the protection from scatter radiation offered to the primary physician by a variety of available shields and to provide best practice guidelines for shield use during invasive cardiology procedures. […]
Background Radiation exposure in the cardiac catheterization laboratory (CCL) is a safety risk. We investigated a novel sterile Vertical Radiation Shield (VRS) on operator radiation exposure. Download and read the entire abstract here (PDF)
Introduction Radiation exposure in the cardiac catheterization laboratory (CCL) is known to have both stochastic and deterministic effects on the patient and the operator.1–5 Fluoroscopy-guided transcatheter interventions have become more complex over the past decade […]
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Most up to date Guidelines: Radial recommended Recommend Radial artery first with AHA, not with SCAI. They now recommend radial access first, level one evidence and now up to date with European consensus. This will […]
Cataracts Most Quoted Radiation induced Cataract exposure study. Finding that 52% of cardiologists and 45% of the nurses developed posterior lens opacities, compared with 9% of the controls. Ciraj-Bjelac et al. Risk for Radiation-Induced Cataract […]
General Overview of Radiation and Occupational Health Occupational Exposure to Ionizing Radiation in Interventional Fluoroscopy: Severity of Adverse Effects of a Growing Health Problem. Feb 2015. Link to full citation > More Specific Editorial Regarding […]