Radiation exposure to the surgeon during fluoroscopically assisted percutaneous vertebroplasty: a prospective study.

@article{Harstall2005RadiationET,
  title={Radiation exposure to the surgeon during fluoroscopically assisted percutaneous vertebroplasty: a prospective study.},
  author={Roger Harstall and Paul Friedhelm Heini and Roberto L Mini and Rene Orler},
  journal={Spine},
  year={2005},
  volume={30 16},
  pages={1893-8}
}
STUDY DESIGN A prospective case control study design was conducted. OBJECTIVES The purpose of the current study was to determine the intraoperative radiation hazard to spine surgeons by occupational radiation exposure during percutaneous vertebroplasty and possible consequences with respect to radiation protection. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA The development of minimally invasive surgery techniques has led to an increasing number of fluoroscopically guided procedures being done… CONTINUE READING

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