Fluoroscopy is a technique that provides real-time X-ray imaging that is especially useful for guiding a variety of diagnostic and interventional procedures. However, the use of fluoroscopy is not with risks. Radiation from the use of fluoroscopy can cause numerous side effects. As a result, knowledge of the risks and safety practices are necessary to ensure an optimal patient care environment. The goal of radiation safety in the use of fluoroscopy should minimize radiation to the physician, staff, and the patient.
KeywordsRadiation safety Radiation shielding Radiation dose Fluoroscopy Fluoroscopically guided procedures Radiation risk X-ray protection
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