This section provides a list of tasks promoting radiation-safety items during fluoroscopy. The checklist is divided into pre-procedure, intra-procedure and post-procedure items.
Image Wisely is a joint initiative of the American College of Radiology, Radiological Society of North America, American Society of Radiological Technologists and American Association of Physicists in Medicine.
The 2009 National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements, Report No. 160 — Ionizing Radiation Exposure of the Population of the United States — announced that medical exposure to patients had become one of the largest sources of radiation exposure to Americans, nearly equaling the exposure from background sources. Fluoroscopy is the third largest source of medical radiation exposure behind computed tomography and nuclear medicine.
The fluoroscopy articles presented here cover a broad array of topics including principles of radiation safety for patients and the teams performing these procedures, dose monitoring, teamwork, organizational culture, checklists and other tools from the process improvement perspective.
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