How to Protect Patients and Personnel from Radiation


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Radiographic imaging has become an integral part of the diagnosis and management of urologic patients. Imaging modalities such as computed tomography, fluoroscopy, plain film radiography, and nuclear medicine imaging are all associated with exposure to ionizing radiation. Excessive exposure carries the risk of tissue injury and the potential for secondary malignancy. It is therefore critical for the urologist to understand the generation of ionizing radiation, sources of exposure, risks of excessive radiation doses, and methods to reduce radiation dose. This chapter provides a summary of these issues, particularly as they relate to the endourologist. © 2012 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Mancini, JG; Ferrandino, MN

Published Date

  • January 5, 2012

Volume / Issue

  • 1 /

Book Title

  • Smith's Textbook of Endourology: 3rd Edition

Start / End Page

  • 10 - 18

International Standard Book Number 10 (ISBN-10)

  • 1444335545

International Standard Book Number 13 (ISBN-13)

  • 9781444335545

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/9781444345148.ch2

Citation Source

  • Scopus