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A Prospective Study of Radiation Exposure to Surgeons

2010-07-15 17:00:00 | BioPortfolio

Summary

The purpose of this study is to measure the amount of radiation over a specific period of time that Orthopaedic Surgeons are exposed to while using the mini c-arm fluoroscopy machine.

Description

The purpose of this study is to measure the amount of radiation over a specific period of time that Orthopaedic Surgeons are exposed to while using the mini c-arm fluoroscopy machine. The amount of radiation that the Surgeons will be exposed to will be recorded by a ring dosimeter located on the Surgeons' hand, and two badge dosimeters (one above the scrub collar, and one underneath a lead gown at waist level).

Study Design

Observational Model: Defined Population, Observational Model: Natural History, Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional, Time Perspective: Prospective

Conditions

Radiation Exposure

Location

Vanderbilt University Medical Center- Vanderbilt Orthopaedic Institute
Nashville
Tennessee
United States
37232-8828

Status

Completed

Source

Vanderbilt University

Results (where available)

View Results

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2010-07-15T17:00:00-0400

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