2013 young investigator award winner: How safe is lateral lumbar interbody fusion for the surgeon? A prospective in vivo radiation exposure study Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Awards and Prizes
  • Lumbar Vertebrae
  • Occupational Exposure
  • Research Personnel
  • Spinal Fusion

abstract

  • Prolonged exposure to "low-level" radiation as an occupational risk remains a concern for medical personnel. Radiation exposures to unprotected, radiosensitive locations, such as the axilla or eye, are worrisome. However, following radiation safety guidelines, 2700 LLIF procedures can be performed per year before exceeding occupational dose limits. Adherence to radiation safety guidelines is necessary to avoid sequelae related to an invisible but potentially deadly risk of minimally invasive spine surgery procedures.

publication date

  • July 15, 2013

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/BRS.0b013e31828705ad

PubMed ID

  • 23324926

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 1386

end page

  • 92

volume

  • 38

number

  • 16