Types and arrangement of thyroid shields to reduce exposure of surgeons to ionizing radiation during intraoperative use of C-arm fluoroscopy.

@article{Lee2013TypesAA,
  title={Types and arrangement of thyroid shields to reduce exposure of surgeons to ionizing radiation during intraoperative use of C-arm fluoroscopy.},
  author={Seung Yeol Lee and Eungi Min and Jaekeon Bae and Chin Youb Chung and Kyoung Min Lee and Soon-Sun Kwon and Moon Seok Park and Kisung Lee},
  journal={Spine},
  year={2013},
  volume={38 24},
  pages={2108-12}
}
STUDY DESIGN Measurement of radiation dose from C-arm fluoroscopy during a simulated intraoperative use in spine surgery. OBJECTIVE To assess how the radiation dose is affected by changes in the types of thyroid shields used and by the arrangements or ways in which they are worn during the intraoperative use of C-arm fluoroscopy. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Although the danger to the thyroid from exposure to radiation is well known, there are no guidelines for the proper use of thyroid… CONTINUE READING
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