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016 Anesthesiologists at risk for significant radiation exposure during neurointerventional procedures
  1. Z Anastasian,
  2. D Strozyk,
  3. J Gaudet,
  4. M Berman,
  5. P Meyers
  1. Anesthesiology, Columbia, New York, USA

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Introduction: Increasing utilization of minimally invasive fluoroscopically guided procedures means more radiation exposure to patients, operators and associated medical staff. Staff with procedural patient care responsibilities are at greatest occupational risk due to their proximity to the radiation source and scatter. Based on the inverse square law, ancillary staff (ie, nursing and technical staff) who remain at greater distances from the patient during fluoroscopic procedures are at less risk for significant …

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