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Interventional Fluoroscopy: Reducing Radiation Risks for Patients and Staff

  • Posted: 04/18/2005

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Education and training

Comprehensive training of operators in radiation biology, physics and safety:

  • Attend high-quality courses or complete a self-training course given by appropriate professional societies; comply with applicable state requirements

Monitor and improve performance of operator:

  • Audit outcomes of procedures (including patient radiation dose) for each operator
  • Share information learned in audits with operators and provide additional training as needed
  • Provide annual radiation safety education for all operators
  • Collaborate in clinical trials to identify best practices for optimizing doses to patients and minimizing doses to health care providers