16 May 2019
Fluoroscopically guided interventional procedures (FGI) are used with increasing frequency in place of open surgery for a growing number of procedures. FGI usually reduces both hospital-time and procedural-related morbidity. One cost of FGI is the exposure of both patients and staff to radiogenic risks from these procedures. In addition, operators are an active element of much of the logic needed to control FIG systems. Appropriate application of fundamental concept and optimized use of system-specific controls by the physician performing the procedure are essential elements of radiation management.