Defining the radiation "scatter cloud" in the interventional suite.

@article{Haqqani2013DefiningTR,
  title={Defining the radiation "scatter cloud" in the interventional suite.},
  author={Omar P Haqqani and Prakhar K Agarwal and Neil M Halin and Mark David Iafrati},
  journal={Journal of vascular surgery},
  year={2013},
  volume={58 5},
  pages={1339-45}
}
OBJECTIVE We hypothesized that fluoroscopic imaging creates radiation fields that are unevenly scattered throughout the endovascular suite. We sought to quantify the radiation dose spectrum at various locations during imaging procedures and to represent this in a clinically useful manner. METHODS Digital subtraction imaging (Innova 4100; GE Healthcare, Waukesha, Wisc) of the abdomen and pelvis was performed on a cadaver in anteroposterior, left lateral, and right anterior oblique 45… CONTINUE READING

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