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Daniel DeryloFollow

Major

Neuroscience

Anticipated Graduation Year

2021

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Open Access

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to analyze the effect of different C-arm settings on radiation exposure to physicians performing dialysis vascular access procedures. Over the course of 9 months, radiation exposure was compared between one center utilizing a C-arm set a 4 fps and the second center with a C-arm set at 8 fps. The data indicates a trend toward decreased radiation exposure to physicians in the lab with the 4 fps C-arm setting. Thus, it is recommended to utilize lower frame rate settings for vascular access procedures if possible.

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Vascular Access Centers of Illinois

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Modulating C-Arm Settings to Reduce Radiation Exposure During Vascular Access Procedures

The purpose of this study was to analyze the effect of different C-arm settings on radiation exposure to physicians performing dialysis vascular access procedures. Over the course of 9 months, radiation exposure was compared between one center utilizing a C-arm set a 4 fps and the second center with a C-arm set at 8 fps. The data indicates a trend toward decreased radiation exposure to physicians in the lab with the 4 fps C-arm setting. Thus, it is recommended to utilize lower frame rate settings for vascular access procedures if possible.