A Simple Technique to Reduce Surgeon Radiation Exposure during the use of the Mini C-arm Fluoroscope

Published on Jun 12, 2015in Annals of The Royal College of Surgeons of England1.22
· DOI :10.1308/RCSANN.2015.97.2.160
J Smith , R. Frood6
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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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