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Radiation Safety 

Radiation Safety
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Radiation Safety
Author(s):

Erin M. Maddy

, Kevin Abnet

, Geoffrey Scriver

, and Mrinal Shukla

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780190495756.003.0017
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date: 18 August 2019

Exposure to ionizing radiation is increasing in modern anesthesia practice, due to both the number of procedures facilitated and the expanding role of imaging in surgical practice. International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP) recommends that physicians who assist with radiation procedures be educated on the basics of radiation including units, effects of radiation exposure, and radiation protection for both providers and patients. This chapter will mirror the recommendations of the ICRP and include an introduction to radiation production, terminology, units, effects on the human body, dose limits, best practices for radiation protection, and safety infrastructure.

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