Patient and surgeon radiation exposure: comparison of standard and mini-C-arm fluoroscopy.

Published on Aug 1, 2009in Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, American Volume4.578
· DOI :10.2106/JBJS.H.00407
Brian D. Giordano16
Estimated H-index: 16
(URMC: University of Rochester Medical Center),
Judith F. Baumhauer39
Estimated H-index: 39
(URMC: University of Rochester Medical Center)
+ 1 AuthorsGlenn R. Rechtine30
Estimated H-index: 30
(URMC: University of Rochester Medical Center)
To The Editor: We read with much interest the recent article “Patient and Surgeon Radiation Exposure: Comparison of Standard and Mini-C-Arm Fluoroscopy” (2009;91:297-304) by Giordano et al. It addressed an important issue arising from the increasing use of radiographic imaging in medicine. Although the authors correctly concluded that protective safety measures should be enforced when using intraoperative fluoroscopy, it might be useful to the reader to have a more complete understanding about …
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