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Radiation Safety: What You Can't See Can Hurt You
Geoffrey D Panjeton, MD

Friday, Feb. 4
11:00 AM

Session Description:

This presentation will discuss considerations for anesthesia providers to maintain safe work environments when participating in procedures that require fluoroscopy or computed tomography imaging guidance. The presentation will cover the potential harmful effects of radiation and references for radiation exposure guidelines. The basic components and function of a fluoroscopy machine and technical considerations to optimize radiation exposure will be reviewed. Several radiation protection strategies will be discussed along with the importance of dose exposure monitoring.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Recognize the components of a fluoroscopy machine
  2. Describe the potential harmful effects of radiation exposure
  3. Define radiation protection strategies
  4. Recognize appropriate radiation exposure dose limits

Geoffrey D Panjeton, MD has no financial relationships to disclose. He will not discuss products which he had a role in developing. He will not include a discussion of off label uses of commercial products and/or unapproved investigational use of any product.

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