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Health Phys. 2008 Nov;95(5):645-9. doi: 10.1097/01.HP.0000334210.85567.7b.

Radiation injury is potentially a severe consequence of fluoroscopically guided complex interventions.

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  • Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging, The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Houston, TX 77030, USA. Louis.K.Wagner@uth.tmc.edu

Abstract

Fluoroscopically guided interventions and radiation injury: Is physician training in radiation management adequate? Radiation injury from fluoroscopically guided complex medical interventions is relatively rare but sometimes seriously debilitating. This manuscript provides a summary of their occurrence. The question is raised as to whether or not the seriousness of these radiation effects and their underlying causes are sufficient justification to warrant new proposals on how to credential physicians before they are declared qualified to perform complex interventional procedures.

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18849698
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