Radiation exposure during laparoscopic cholecystectomy with routine intraoperative cholangiography

@article{Karthikesalingam2008RadiationED,
  title={Radiation exposure during laparoscopic cholecystectomy with routine intraoperative cholangiography},
  author={Alan Karthikesalingam and S R Markar and Ruwan Weerakkody and Stewart Redmond Walsh and Nicholas Carroll and Raaj Kumar Praseedom},
  journal={Surgical Endoscopy},
  year={2008},
  volume={23},
  pages={1845-1848}
}
For many years, intraoperative cholangiography during cholecystectomy to aid definition of the biliary anatomy and to detect choledocholithiasis has been advocated. Although radiation exposure in fluoroscopic procedures is a concern, few available data exist regarding the radiation exposure incurred during intraoperative cholangiography. This study aimed to determine the average radiation exposure sustained during this procedure. Radiation dose data were recorded between 5 September 2007 and 21… CONTINUE READING