Neuroradiology (2017) 59:885–892 DOI 10.1007/s00234-017-1868-1 SPINAL NEURORADIOLOGY Radiation dose to the operator during fluoroscopically guided spine procedures 1 2 1 1 Luca Roccatagliata & Stefano Presilla & Emanuele Pravatà & Alessandro Cianfoni Received: 10 February 2017 /Accepted: 14 June 2017 /Published online: 18 July 2017 Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany 2017 Abstract of the total amount of radiation incident on the patient, Purpose Fluoroscopy is widely used to guide diagnostic and measured as KAP. therapeutic spine procedures. The purpose of this study was to . . . quantify radiation incident on the operator (operator Air Keywords Fluoroscopy Spine procedures Operator dose Kerma) during a wide range of fluoroscopy-guided spine pro- Radiation cedures and its correlation with the amount of radiation inci- dent on the patient (Kerma Area Product—KAP). Methods We retrospectively included 57 consecutive fluoro- Introduction scopically guided spine procedures. KAP [Gy cm ] and total fluoroscopy time were recorded for each procedure. An elec- Fluoroscopy guidance is widely used for diagnostic and tronic dosimeter recorded the operator Air Kerma [μGy] for therapeutic spine procedures ranging from minor outpa- each procedure. Operator Air Kerma for each procedure, cor- tient procedures to extensive operating room surgeries relation between KAP and operator Air
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Published: Jul 18, 2017
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