CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · J Neuroanaesth Crit Care 2021; 08(01): 003-011
DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1715354
Review Article

Radiation Concerns for the Neuroanesthesiologists

Sourav Burman
1  Department of Neuroanaesthesiology and Critical Care, Neurosciences Centre, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
,
Abanti Das
2  Department of Radiology, Vardhman Mahavir Medical College and Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi, India
,
Charu Mahajan
1  Department of Neuroanaesthesiology and Critical Care, Neurosciences Centre, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
,
1  Department of Neuroanaesthesiology and Critical Care, Neurosciences Centre, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
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Abstract

With the advent of minimally invasive neurosurgical techniques and rapid innovations in the field of neurointervention, there has been a sharp rise in diagnostic and therapeutic modalities requiring radiation exposure. Neuroanesthesiologists are currently involved in various procedures inside as well as outside the operating room (OR) like intensive care units, interventional suites, and gamma knife units. The ambit expands from short-lasting diagnostic scans to lengthy therapeutic procedures performed under fluoroscopic guidance. Hence, a modern-day neuroanesthesiologist has to bear the brunt of the radiation exposure in both inside and outside the OR. However, obliviousness and nonadherence to the relevant radiation safety measures are still prevalent. Radiation protection and safety are topics that need to be discussed with new vigor in the light of current practice.



Publication History

Publication Date:
27 December 2020 (online)

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