Radiation exposure to the hands from mini C-arm fluoroscopy.

@article{Singer2005RadiationET,
  title={Radiation exposure to the hands from mini C-arm fluoroscopy.},
  author={Gordon Singer},
  journal={The Journal of hand surgery},
  year={2005},
  volume={30 4},
  pages={795-7}
}
PURPOSE To quantify the level of radiation exposure to the hands of hand surgeons using intraoperative mini C-arm fluoroscopy and to compare the actual level of exposure with predicted levels and acceptable limits. METHODS Five hand surgeons were given ring dosimeters to measure radiation exposure to their hands during surgery of the finger, hand, and wrist. A total of 81 rings were analyzed. After the clinical study a phantom was used to measure scatter at close range from the mini C-arm… CONTINUE READING

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