henslice

Probability Of Receiving A Harmful Dose Of Radiation

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As far as I know, radiation exposure is negligible unless you spend a lot of time doing fluoroscopy-guided procedures in the room (as opposed to behind the shield). Basically, that leaves only interventional radiologists (who have lead goggles, thyroid shield, vest and apron) - and there are other specialists who also regularly do fluoroscopic procedures.

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You can actually buy lead-impregnated OR caps for this reason. 

 

Oh oh. Thanks for sharing the article. Perhaps its time to consider a lead helmet as well?!

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TMP alone along with dapsone can be used for treatment of PCP in the context of sulfa allergy. 

 

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Going away now.  ^_^

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TMP alone along with dapsone can be used for treatment of PCP in the context of sulfa allergy. 

 

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Going away now.  ^_^

 

ha :) 

 

we just covered this at the HUDA physics review course here in warm and sunny Texas (sometimes the resident life is not that bad).

 

It is indeed incredibly rare. The vast majority are well less than 10% of the yearly max radiation exposure (which is getting about as much as a full abdo/pelvic CT).

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It might be a different story for interventional radiologists, cardiologists, vascular surgeons and neurologists. There have been studies showing increased rates of brain tumors and lymphomas in interventional cardiologists, specifically left sided. 

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