Tag: radiation

spinal

Weighing up the radiation risks in CT-guided vs. fluoroscopy-guided spinal injections

New research published in Radiology reports that CT-guidance is just as effective a tool for allowing interventional radiologists (IRs) to perform lumbar spinal injections...
protection

Essential radiation protection for the modern interventionalist

Addressing the importance of radiation protection for the modern interventionist, Kevin Mani writes about the need for knowledge and training in radiation protection for...
randomised

Radiation segmentectomy offers new treatment option for liver cancer

Radiation segmentectomy is a minimally invasive option that uses the radioisotope yttrium-90 (Y90) to destroy tumours. One-, three-, and five-year overall survival probability was 100%, 82% and 75% in patients with a baseline tumour size of 3cm or less.

Vascular plugs score over platinum coils on radiation dose in pelvic...

A prospective, randomised single-centre study that set out to compare the safety and efficacy of vascular plugs and fibred platinum coils for embolization in...
Eye dose radiation exposure new limits

New guidelines on radiation exposure to significantly reduce annual eye dose...

The new European Directive laying down basic safety standards for protection against the dangers arising from ionising radiation exposure will come into effect on...

Radiation exposure during EVAR causes DNA damage in operators

The health implications of prolonged low dose radiation exposure are frequently a topic of discussion amongst vascular interventionalists, who are performing a growing number...

Vast majority of patients prefer radial access for embolization therapies in...

“While both radial and femoral accesses are safe and effective for transarterial liver embolization, it is clear that the patients prefer radial access,” said Marcelo Guimaraes, Charleston, USA, who was presenting on the...

High radiation dose to operator with prostatic artery embolization, until imaging...

According to our results, the physician who performs prostatic artery embolization procedures, even with a ceiling suspended shield, would reach the annual radiation limit...

RaySafe unveils new real-time dosimeter

Unfors RaySafe has introduced the RaySafe i3, to its suite of real-time dosimetry products, at the European Society of Radiology in Vienna, Austria.   The RaySafe...

BTG launches βETA radiation safety programme at CIRSE 2016

BTG has launched the βETA Radiation Safety Programme, a new initiative designed to reduce the risk of radiation exposure when performing selective internal radiation...