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Efforts to optimize radiation protection in interventional fluoroscopy.
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PMID:  24077043     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
While it has been known for more than a century that radiation presents risks to both the physician and the patient, skin injuries from fluoroscopy became increasingly rare after the 1930s, and radiation risk from fluoroscopy appeared to be adequately controlled. However, beginning in approximately 1975, new technologies and materials for interventional devices were developed. These enabled new procedures, and as these were instituted, skin injuries again occurred in patients. Four central issues were identified: equipment, quality management, operator training, and occupational radiation protection. Recognition that these were areas for improvement provoked changes in technology and practice that continue today.
Donald L Miller
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Health physics     Volume:  105     ISSN:  1538-5159     ISO Abbreviation:  Health Phys     Publication Date:  2013 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-09-30     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985093R     Medline TA:  Health Phys     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  435-44     Citation Subset:  IM    
*Center for Devices and Radiological Health, Food and Drug Administration, 10903 New Hampshire Avenue, Silver Spring MD 20993.
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