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Exposure of surgeons to extremely low-frequency magnetic fields during laparoscopic and robotic surgeries

Authors
 Jee Soo Park  ;  Jai Won Chung  ;  Nam Kyu Kim  ;  Min Soo Cho  ;  Chang Moo Kang  ;  Soo Beom Choi  ;  Deok Won Kim 
Citation
 MEDICINE, Vol.94(6) : 539, 2015 
Journal Title
 MEDICINE 
ISSN
 0025-7974 
Issue Date
2015
MeSH
Humans ; Laparoscopy* ; Magnetic Fields* ; Occupational Exposure* ; Robotic Surgical Procedures* ; Surgeons*
Abstract
The development of new medical electronic devices and equipment has increased the use of electrical apparatuses in surgery. Many studies have reported the association of long-term exposure to extremely low-frequency magnetic fields (ELF-MFs) with diseases or cancer. Robotic surgery has emerged as an alternative tool to overcome the disadvantages of conventional laparoscopic surgery. However, there has been no report regarding how much ELF-MF surgeons are exposed to during laparoscopic and robotic surgeries. In this observational study, we aimed to measure and compare the ELF-MFs that surgeons are exposed to during laparoscopic and robotic surgery.The intensities of the ELF-MFs surgeons are exposed to were measured every 4 seconds for 20 cases of laparoscopic surgery and 20 cases of robotic surgery using portable ELF-MF measuring devices with logging capability.The mean ELF-MF exposures were 0.6 ± 0.1 mG for laparoscopic surgeries and 0.3 ± 0.0 mG for robotic surgeries (significantly lower with P < 0.001 by Mann-Whitney U test).Our results show that the ELF-MF exposure levels of surgeons in both robotic and conventional laparoscopic surgery were lower than 2 mG, which is the most stringent level considered safe in many studies. However, we should not overlook the effects of long-term ELF-MF exposure during many surgeries in the course of a surgeon's career.
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DOI
10.1097/MD.0000000000000539
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1. College of Medicine (의과대학) > Dept. of Medical Engineering (의학공학교실) > 1. Journal Papers
Yonsei Authors
Kang, Chang Moo(강창무) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5382-4658
Kim, Nam Kyu(김남규) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0639-5632
Kim, Deok Won(김덕원)
Park, Jee Soo(박지수) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9976-6599
Chung, Jai Won(정재원)
Cho, Min Soo(조민수)
Choi, Soo Beom(최수범)
URI
https://ir.ymlib.yonsei.ac.kr/handle/22282913/139548
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