The Efficacy of Shielding Systems for Reducing Operator Exposure during Neurointerventional Procedures: A Real-World Prospective Study.

@article{Miller2017TheEO,
  title={The Efficacy of Shielding Systems for Reducing Operator Exposure during Neurointerventional Procedures: A Real-World Prospective Study.},
  author={T R Miller and Jiachen Zhuo and G Jindal and R Shivashankar and N Beaty and D Gandhi},
  journal={AJNR. American journal of neuroradiology},
  year={2017},
  volume={38 3},
  pages={450-454}
}
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Neurointerventional surgery may expose patients and physician operators to substantial amounts of ionizing radiation. Although strategies for reducing patient exposure have been explored in the medical literature, there has been relatively little published in regards to decreasing operator exposure. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of shielding systems in reducing physician exposure in a modern neurointerventional practice. MATERIALS AND METHODS… CONTINUE READING