X-ray Tube Safety

How to Reduce X-ray Exposure During a Used C-arm Procedure

Where should I stand in relation to the X-ray tube during a used C-arm procedure? The scattered radiation from the patient comprises the main source of radiation dose to staff. Measurements have shown that scattered radiation from a patient’s body is more intense at the entrance side of the X-ray beam (i.e. on the side […]

Fluoroscopic C-Arm Safety Guidelines

Fluoroscopic C-arm Safety and Radiation Exposure Guidelines

Fluoroscopy Safety At least 50% of an estimated 4-10 million interventional pain procedures are performed yearly in the U.S. under fluoroscopy using fluoroscopic imaging equipment, such as a Fluoroscopic C-arm. Most clinicians favor fluoroscopy, because it allows for a more exact needle placement, which ensures the accurate delivery of the injected drug. However, fluoroscopic guidance […]