Fluoroscopically guided interventional (FGI) procedures provide an excellent alternative to many surgical interventions. However, since the early 1990s, the risk of tissue injuries like skin burn has garnered attention as such injuries continue to be reported. The IAEA along with International Organization for Medical Physics (IOMP) and the Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiologic Society of Europe (CIRSE) will present current knowledge of the subject and actions that can help improve patient radiation protection.
- Learn about the results achieved in reducing the number of patients crossing the trigger level for tissue reactions;
- Understand the newly available results on patients who receive relatively high effective doses (>100 mSv) either through a single or multiple interventional procedures in a period of 1 to 3 years;
- Address the need to develop strategies and actions to improve radiation protection of patients undergoing FGI.