OF RADIATION EXPOSURE
THE HARSH REALITY
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Here you can access a free recorded webinar to learn more about the harsh reality of radiation exposure and ways healthcare providers can protect themselves and their patients.
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assisted pedicle screw insertion. Spine 2000;25(20):2637-45.
We know the dangers associated with fluoroscopic radiation exposure in the OR are vast. Spine surgeons are particularly at risk, with a 10 to 12x higher exposure rate than any other orthopedic surgeon performing non-spinal procedures.
LessRay, a novel OR technology that has been shown to significantly reduce exposure by > 75%
Traditional efforts to reduce radiation exposure and their efficacy rates
A summary of the literature on health threats from occupational hazard from a patient and surgeon’s perspective
Dr. Robert Isaacs, M.D. is the Director of Spine Surgery and Associate Professor at Duke University, Division of Neurosurgery. NuVasive, a global medical device company, partnered with Dr. Isaacs to develop this educational content. Dr. Isaacs was compensated by NuVasive for his time.
During this free 20 minute webinar recording, you’ll hear from Dr. Robert Isaacs, M.D. on:
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The Joint Commission Sentinel Event Alert
FDA Initiative to Reduce Unnecessary Radiation Exposure from Medical Imaging
Downloadable LessRay Radiation Fact Sheet
The LessRay OR Technology