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Radiography: Operating Room Exposure
Compares and evaluates two reported research projects about orthopedic radiological methods in operating rooms as related to current, acceptable practices.
# 152954 | 2,120 words | 3 sources | APA | 2013 | US

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This paper summarizes research about radiation exposure using the mini-C Arm for routine orthopedic imagining and about occupational exposure from common fluoroscopic projects in orthopedic surgery. The author underscores that this information is vital to the field of radiology and operating room procedures in order to establish the appropriate levels of radiological protection for both the patients and the medical professionals. The paper concludes that, even though there are significant divergent themes between these studies, their main philosophical tenants are expressed in current and practical terms within the three academic texts described throughout this analysis.

Table of Contents:
Summary of: Radiation Exposure with Use of Mini-C Arm for Routine Orthopedic Imagining Procedures
Summary of Occupational Exposure from Common Fluoroscopic Projects used in Orthopedic Surgery

From the Paper:

"Visconti, (2006) discusses various radiological principles that adhere to the premise of improving radiological safety within the operating room. The main principle expressed in Visconti, is that various medical staff should utilize specific radiological equipment such as aprons, goggles and vests in order to protect the medical technician within the examination room. This premise is similar to the main focal point of the Theocharopoulus, article that utilized various orthopedic tests and examinations to monitor the various levels of radiation emitted during specific examinations. This is a vital principle that is relevant to today's radiological community and the field of radiology in that increased safety measures have taken precedence within the various medical institutions throughout the nation.
"Badman's, (2005) study focused on appropriate levels of radiation that is emitted by both the mini-C Arm and large C-Arm apparatus. The premise of this article was to determine which radiological implement is safer to use in a variety of basic orthopedic examinations. The underlying philosophy of Badman's article was to determine the appropriate level of radiation that medical staff and patients are to be exposed to. This critical principle is expressed in Carlton's, (2006). Carlton, express the principle that radiological detection and protection are tantamount to effective use of radiological treatments for patients.

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Finney, W. F., Carlton, R. R., & Adler, A. M. (2006). Workbook with lab exercises to accompany Principles of radiographic imaging, an art and a science (2nd ed.). Albany, N.Y.: Delmar Publishers.
  • Gurley, L. T., & Callaway, W. J. (2009). Introduction to radiologic technology (4th ed.). St. Louis: Mosby.
  • Sherer, M. A., Visconti, P. J., & Ritenour, E. R. (2006). Radiation protection in medical radiography (5th ed.). St. Louis, MO.: Mosby Elsevier

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