publication . Article . Other literature type . 2017

Mini C-Arm Fluoroscopy: Does Its Configuration Matter for Radiation Exposure to the Surgeon?

Chapman, Talia; Martin, Dennis P.; Williamson, Christopher; Tinsley, Brian; Wang, Mark L.; Ilyas, Asif M.;
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  • Published: 23 Jun 2017 Journal: HAND, volume 13, pages 552-557 (issn: 1558-9447, eissn: 1558-9455, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
Background: The risk of occupational radiation exposure to the surgeon associated with the use of a mini C-arm has yet to reach a wide consensus. Using a distal radius fracture surgery model, we tested the hypothesis that radiation exposure to the surgeon’s critical body parts is independent of mini C-arm configuration. Methods: An anthropomorphic mannequin (representing the upper body of a 60” male surgeon) was seated at a hand table as if operating on a volar-plated wrist Sawbone model. Thermoluminescent dosimeters measured radiation exposure to the surgeon’s eyes, thyroid, chest, hand, and groin from a mini C-arm fluoroscopy unit in 3 commonly used configurat...
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