The use of fluoroscopy improves the accuracy of common pain procedures but there is a risk of radiation injury to patients and staff when using fluoroscopy. The purpose of this chapter is to review the principles of radiation safety.
KeywordsRadiation Radiation dose Scatter Biological effects
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