Radiation safety in a day to day practice

Summary

Radiation safety is the shared responsibility of everyone working in a cathlab. Interventional cardiologist M. Gilard discusses this issue with S. Carlson, senior nurse and cathlab manager and radiologist H. Faltot. What demand to longer procedures place on the cathlab team? How does preparation, such as planning strategies in advance, help in reducing exposure? What is the place of new technologies in reducing radiation and are levels different between specialists, nurses and patients? Learn about the ALARA concept and why accepting “noisier” images might be a balanced choice… Working together is essential, join the team here…