PMID: 590050Dec 1, 1977

Radiation protection measurements at the intensive care unit and in the operating room

Der Chirurg; Zeitschrift für alle Gebiete der operativen Medizen
H VogelR Jantzen

Abstract

For chest X-ray in the ward and for intraoperative cholangiography the registered doses were low. A limitation of the exposures or the operations was not necessary. For osteosynthesis operations the doses for the patient and the staff could be kept low by preparing the operation adequately, by using modern image-intensifer units with grid and automatic regulation in fluoroscopy, and with discipline in using fluoroscopy. During one week a surgeon could do eight osteosynthesis operations without reaching legally imposed dose limit. The control area could be restricted to a space around the patient with a radius of two meters.

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