Letters Medical radiation exposure

Exposure from fluoroscopy in theatre

BMJ 2011; 342 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.d1949 (Published 29 March 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;342:d1949
  1. Rui V Duarte, research fellow1,
  2. Jon H Raphael, pain management consultant2,
  3. Dalvina Hanu-Cernat, neuroanaesthetist consultant3
  1. 1Birmingham City University, Birmingham, UK
  2. 2Russells Hall Hospital, Dudley, UK
  3. 3Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, UK
  1. ruivduarte{at}gmail.com

Davies and colleagues focused on diagnostic tests and failed to mention fluoroscopy.1 This method has become mandatory for several procedures, especially interventional pain management, because it provides precise location of anatomical target areas and facilitates accurate delivery of injection therapy.2

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