Operator Radiation Exposure in PTCA: Comparison of Radial and Femoral Approaches.

  title={Operator Radiation Exposure in PTCA: Comparison of Radial and Femoral Approaches.},
  author={Mann and Cubeddu and Arrowood},
  journal={The Journal of invasive cardiology},
  volume={8 Suppl D},
In order to evaluate the radiation risk associated with PTCA from the right radial approach, operator radiation exposure was prospectively measured in 138 patients (pts) undergoing PTCA from the radial artery approach and in 126 patients from the femoral artery approach. Standard overhead and side table lead curtain shields were used in the femoral group and radial group I (66 pts). In radial group II (72 pts), a movable floor shield was added to the procedure for additional radiation… CONTINUE READING


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