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Personnel Exposure In Interventional Radiology
Author(s): R. L. Morin; A. Young; J. Staiger; K. Nelson; J. Cardella
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Paper Abstract

The personnel radiation exposure which is possible in interventional radiology is much greater than that in other areas of diagnostic radiology. Following a review of recent film badge records for personnel involved in interventional radiology at our institution, we have examined various methods to reduce head and neck exposures during interventional procedures. Calculations and measurements demonstrate that with even a modest workload ancillary shielding materials are necessary in order to maintain head exposures within regulatory limits. This report presents a newly developed shielding method (surface shield) for use during interventional radiology procedures. The surface shield is inexpensive and reduces head and neck exposure by up to 75% without compromising patient access or radiologist convenience. Due to the special demands of interventional radiology, periodic review of procedures and radiation protection principles with the personnel involved is important in keeping personnel exposure as low as reasonably achievable.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 September 1985
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0555, Medical Imaging and Instrumentation '85, (19 September 1985); doi: 10.1117/12.949491
Show Author Affiliations
R. L. Morin, University of Minnesota (United States)
A. Young, University of Minnesota (United States)
J. Staiger, University of Minnesota (United States)
K. Nelson, University of Minnesota (United States)
J. Cardella, University of Minnesota (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0555:
Medical Imaging and Instrumentation '85
James A. Mulvaney, Editor(s)

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