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Ionising radiation: are orthopaedic surgeons at risk?

Abstract:

Modern orthopaedic trauma practice involves increased exposure of the surgeon to ionising radiation. However, there have been no studies to investigate whether the doses received are within limits for non-classified workers. In this study, whole body, eye and extremity, namely hand, doses were measured in six orthopaedic surgeons during trauma cases requiring the use of X-rays in theatre. None of the subjects approached the recommended maximum dose levels for either the whole body, eyes or ha...

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Briggs, TW More by this author
Nordeen, H More by this author
Journal:
Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
Volume:
74
Issue:
5
Pages:
326-328
Publication date:
1992-09-05
EISSN:
1478-7083
ISSN:
0035-8843
URN:
uuid:72e4269a-5ece-41ab-9432-1a2d84974350
Source identifiers:
109552
Local pid:
pubs:109552

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