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Case 6: Optimizing Radiation Use During a Difficult IVC Filter Retrieval

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Emphasizes the importance of contingency planning and other factors influencing the amount of radiation needed to meet the patient's needs.


Authors: J.R. Duncan; R. Marcus; M. Street

Target Audience: Radiologists, radiologic technologists and medical physicists working with interventional fluoroscopy

This educational activity is free.

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this case, the participant will be able to:

  1. List reasons why availability and review of prior imaging studies can reduce radiation use during fluoroscopic procedures
  2. Compare and contrast the impact of errors in planning versus execution
  3. Estimate how dose indices are influenced by patient diameter
  4. Explore causal relationships in radiation use by combining review of video recordings of fluoroscopic procedure with data captured in radiation dose structured reports

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