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Radiation Exposure to Physicians During Interventional Pain Procedures

Authors
 Tae Wan Kim  ;  Jang Hwan Jung  ;  Hyun Joo Jeon  ;  Kyung Bong Yoon  ;  Duck Mi Yoon 
Citation
 KOREAN JOURNAL OF PAIN, Vol.23(1) : 24-27, 2010 
Journal Title
 KOREAN JOURNAL OF PAIN 
ISSN
 2005-9159 
Issue Date
2010
Keywords
fluoroscopy ; interventional pain management ; radiation exposure
Abstract
BACKGROUND: Fluoroscopy has been an integral part of modern interventional pain management. Yet fluoroscopy can be associated with risks for the patients and clinicians unless it is managed with appropriate understanding, skill and vigilance. Therefore, this study was designed to determine the amount of radiation received by a primary operator and an assistant during interventional pain procedures that involve the use of fluoroscopy 0aMETHODS: In order to examine the amount of radiation, the physicians were monitored by having them wear three thermoluminescent badges during each single procedure, with one under a lead apron, one under the apron collar and one on the leg during each single procedure. The data obtained from each thermoluminescent badge was reviewed from September 2008 to November 2008 and the annual radiation exposure was subsequently calculated. 0aRESULTS: A total of 505 interventional procedures were performed with C-arm fluoroscopy during three months. The results of this study revealed that the annual radiation exposure was relatively low for both the operator and assistant. 0aCONCLUSION: With proper precautions, the use of fluoroscopy during interventional pain procedures is a safe practice
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DOI
10.3344/kjp.2010.23.1.24
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1. College of Medicine (의과대학) > Dept. of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine (마취통증의학교실) > 1. Journal Papers
Yonsei Authors
Kim, Tae Wan(김태완)
Yoon, Kyoung Bong(윤경봉) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4167-1375
Yoon, Duck Mi(윤덕미)
Jung, Jang Hwan(정장환)
URI
https://ir.ymlib.yonsei.ac.kr/handle/22282913/101757
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