Stephen Balter
Columbia University
Internal medicineRadiologySurgeryRadiationArtificial intelligenceCardiologyRetrospective cohort studyOccupational safety and healthMedical physicsPsychological interventionFluoroscopyCardiac catheterizationRadiation protectionMEDLINERadiation exposureRadiation doseOccupational exposureNuclear medicinePatient doseMedical imagingRadiographyFamily medicineInterventional radiologyMedicineDosimetry
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#1R. Craig YoderH-Index: 7
#2Stephen Balter (Columbia University)H-Index: 24
Last. Lawrence T. Dauer (MSK: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center)H-Index: 28
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The study of low dose and low-dose rate exposure is of central importance in understanding the possible range of health effects from prolonged exposures to radiation. The One Million Person Study of Radiation Workers and Veterans (MPS) of low-dose health effects was designed to evaluate radiation risks among healthy American workers and veterans. The MPS is evaluating low-dose and dose-rate effects, intakes of radioactive elements, cancer and non-cancer outcomes, as well as differences in risks ...
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#1Stephen Balter (Columbia University)H-Index: 24
#2Michelle A Rodriguez (CUNY: City University of New York)
Last. Norman J Kleiman (NewYork–Presbyterian Hospital)
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ABSTRACT: Healthcare-associated infections are a major public health concern for both patients and medical personnel. This has taken on greater urgency during the current COVID-19 pandemic. Radiation Personal Protective Equipment (RPPE) may contribute to risks of microbial contamination. This possibility was tested in 61 personal or shared-use lead aprons and thyroid collars at Columbia Presbyterian Irving Medical Center. Fifty percent tested positive for either bacterial or fungal contamination...
#1David BorregoH-Index: 8
#2Cari M. Kitahara (CUMC: Columbia University Medical Center)H-Index: 1
Last. Craig YoderH-Index: 2
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By using data from the largest dosimetry provider in the United States, occupational doses to medical staff performing or assisting with fluoroscopically guided interventional procedures in 2009, 2...
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#1Grace N. Justinvil (National Patient Safety Foundation)H-Index: 1
#2Edwin M. LeidholdtH-Index: 1
Last. Jean M. Moran (UM: University of Michigan)H-Index: 31
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Abstract Purpose Fluoroscopically guided interventional (FGI) procedures often have lower complication rates compared with alternative surgical procedures, providing an option for patients with a high risk of perioperative mortality. Although severe radiation injuries are rare, patients receiving peak skin doses exceeding 3 Gy can suffer from radiation-induced tissue injuries, ranging from transient erythema to nonhealing wounds. As these iatrogenic injuries may manifest weeks to months postproc...
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#2David Borrego (HHS: United States Department of Health and Human Services)H-Index: 8
Last. Cari M. Kitahara (HHS: United States Department of Health and Human Services)H-Index: 29
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Objectives To assess radiation exposure-related work history and risk of cataract and cataract surgery among radiologic technologists assisting with fluoroscopically guided interventional procedures (FGIP). Methods This retrospective study included 35 751 radiologic technologists who reported being cataract-free at baseline (1994–1998) and completed a follow-up questionnaire (2013–2014). Frequencies of assisting with 21 types of FGIP and use of radiation protection equipment during five time per...
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#1Stephen Balter (Columbia University)H-Index: 24
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#1Craig YoderH-Index: 2
#1R. Craig YoderH-Index: 7
Last. Richard J. Vetter (Mayo Clinic)H-Index: 9
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AbstractBackground: The reconstruction of lifetime radiation doses for medical workers presents special challenges not commonly encountered for the other worker cohorts comprising the Million Worker Study.Methods: The selection of approximately 175,000 medical radiation workers relies on using estimates of lifetime and annual personal monitoring results collected since 1977. Approaches have been created to adjust the monitoring results so that mean organ absorbed doses can be estimated.Results: ...
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#1Virginia TsapakiH-Index: 21
#2Stephen Balter (Columbia University)H-Index: 24
Last. Eliseo Vano (Complutense University of Madrid)H-Index: 58
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Abstract Introduction The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) organized the 3rd international conference on radiation protection (RP) of patients in December 2017. This paper presents the conclusions on the interventional procedures (IP) session. Material and methods The IAEA conference was conducted as a series of plenary sessions followed by various thematic sessions. “Radiation protection of patients and staff in interventional procedures” session keynote speakers presented information ...
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#1Anil K. Pillai (University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston)H-Index: 11
#2Sanjeeva P. Kalva (UTSW: University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center)H-Index: 41
Last. Jeffrey L. WeinsteinH-Index: 9
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This article is focused on occupational radiogenic brain tumors and some radioprotective techniques used to manage this risk. Published case reports have stimulated concern among operators. The anatomical pattern of tumor locations is not consistent with measured radiation dose distributions at operators' heads. In addition, the lack of statistically positive findings in these reports, and a recently published survey on radiologist's mortality both indicate that the current level of fluoroscopis...
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