publication . Other literature type . Article . 2017

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

Talia Chapman; Dennis P. Martin; Christopher Williamson; Brian Tinsley; Mark L. Wang; Asif M. Ilyas;
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  • Published: 23 Jun 2017
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
Abstract
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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free text keywords: Surgery Articles, Upper body, Wrist, medicine.anatomical_structure, medicine, Dosimeter, Radiation exposure, Fluoroscope, Surgery, medicine.medical_specialty, Fluoroscopy, medicine.diagnostic_test, Distal radius fracture, business.industry, business
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