Tracking intraoperative fluoroscopy utilization reduces radiation exposure during ureteroscopy.

@article{Ngo2011TrackingIF,
  title={Tracking intraoperative fluoroscopy utilization reduces radiation exposure during ureteroscopy.},
  author={Tin C. Ngo and Liam C Macleod and Daniel I Rosenstein and Jeffrey H Reese and Rajesh Shinghal},
  journal={Journal of endourology},
  year={2011},
  volume={25 5},
  pages={763-7}
}
PURPOSE Recent studies have demonstrated deleterious effects of ionizing radiation from diagnostic and therapeutic imaging procedures. One of the barriers to minimizing patient exposure is physician awareness. We prospectively studied whether providing surgeons with feedback on their fluoroscopy utilization would affect intraoperative fluoroscopy times. MATERIALS AND METHODS In 2007, we prospectively began to track fluoroscopy usage for all urology cases. Nine months later, surgeons started… CONTINUE READING

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