Interventional Fluoroscopy: Reducing Radiation Risks
MedSun: Newsletter #29, October 2008

National Cancer Institute
Interventional fluoroscopy is an increasingly important and valuable tool for treating disease, but it is not without risk. It is important for the health care community, manufacturers and regulators to work together to optimize patient radiation dose. Physicians must continuously think about optimizing radiation dose to the patient. Used prudently and optimally, interventional fluoroscopy is one of the valuable treatment modalities for a wide variety of diseases and disorders. The link to a related MedSun report can be found under “Additional Information” below.

Additional Information:

Interventional Fluoroscopy: Reducing Radiation Risks. National Cancer Institute.
http://www.cancer.gov/images/Documents/45bae965-697a-4de8-9dae-b77222e0e79d/InterventionalFluor.pdf

MedSun Report:
http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/cdrh/cfdocs/medsun/medsun_details.cfm?ID=%25%22%2D%5F7%25O8%20%0A&CFID=8234698&CFTOKEN=64567deb8af08aa8-6E98FCE4


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