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Minimizing radiation injury and neoplastic effects during pediatric fluoroscopy: what should we know?

By Louis Kenneth Wagner

Abstract

Radiation-induced injuries from fluoroscopic procedures in pediatric patients have occurred, and young patients are at greatest risk of many radiation-induced neoplasms. Some fluoroscopists have been injured from their use of fluoroscopy, and they are known to be at risk of radiation-induced neoplasm when radiation is not well-controlled. This article reviews the circumstances that lead to radiation injury and delineates some procedural methods to avoid injury and limit radiation exposure to both the patient and the fluoroscopist

Topics: Alara
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
OAI identifier: oai:pubmedcentral.nih.gov:2663639
Provided by: PubMed Central

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