High Doses from Interventional Procedures

Fluoroscopic guided interventional (FGI) procedures play an important role in managing many diseases as they avoid open surgical procedures. It is well known that they reduce morbidity, are effective and there is increasing list of FGI procedures. However, some procedures involve high radiation doses where the potential for tissue (skin) injuries (deterministic effects) and long-term risk of stochastic effects (like cancer) creates concern. MGH has conducted studies to access radiation doses in such procedures and also evaluated how much reduction in patients with high doses has been achieved in our practice. Such data can be helpful in global context.

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