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Pain pp 219-222 | Cite as

Fluoroscopy

  • Ezekiel FinkEmail author
Chapter

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Radiation Radiation dose Scatter Biological effects 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Houston Methodist HospitalHoustonUSA
  2. 2.Department of NeurologyUCLA/David Geffen School of MedicineLos AngelesUSA

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