December 1, 2008

Keeping it low: Protecting teams from radiation during surgery

By: OR Manager

With more minimally invasive surgery, the C-arm has become a regular resident in the OR. Surgeons rely on imaging during cases to guide implant placement and other critical aspects of surgery. How much radiation are OR teams being exposed to, and what safety measures should they be taking? Safety pointers were offered by 2 radiology managers: Jeff Palmucci, CRA, director of radiology services at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, past…

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