Conventional films can be obtained during fluoroscopic procedures by exposing a screen-film cassette during fluoroscopic viewing.
The increase in fluoroscopic procedures results in part from the growth of managed care in the United States.
Our goal is to ensure that every facility uses appropriate dose reduction techniques when performing fluoroscopic procedures
, said Donald Peck, PhD, American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) representative to Image Wisely.
Credentialing to perform fluoroscopic procedures
should include documented training in radiation.
The Iowa Department of Public Health, Bureau of Radiologic Health has published a proposed rule declaring that ARNPs may supervise of fluoroscopic procedures
pursuant to the Board of Nursing rule.
Even within a single subspecialty such as abdominal imaging, those performing fluoroscopic procedures
(eg, upper gastrointestinal contrast studies) earn fewer RVUs than those interpreting abdominal CT examinations.
Vano and Gonzalez studied radiation injuries from interventional fluoroscopic procedures
. (4) Their study outlined possible root causes of radiation injuries from fluoroscopic procedures
, including misuse, system faults and nonoptimized operational protocols.
Operon's narrow base increases foot room without sacrificing stability, and the offset column provides easy C-arm access for 85 percent of fluoroscopic procedures
from the "normal" position.
The number of injuries may appear small when one considers that more than 700 000 fluoroscopic procedures
are performed annually.
In addition to performing fluoroscopic procedures
, technologists also have been trained to place an enterostomy tube into the proximal small bowel for enteroclysis examination with an overall success rate of 92%.