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Reference Center - Radiation Protection

Welcome to the AttenuTech Radiation Information Center, where you will find research, documentation and product literature with helpful insight on radiation protection during fluoroscopic procedures. All literature is provided in PDF format for easy downloading, printing and sharing. For your convenience, the Information Center is organized into three sections.

Article Reprints

Independent research and analysis of the hazards associated with exposure to scatter radiation during fluoroscopic procedures, and recommendations for practices and products that will help assure personal protection.

BEIR VII: Health Risks From Exposure to Low Levels of Ionizing Radiation

The National Academies - June 2005
A Report in Brief: Scientific evidence shows that even low doses of ionizing radiation, such as gamma rays and X-rays, are likely to pose some risk of adverse health effects, says new report from the National Academies' National Research Council. The committee's report develops the most up-to-date and comprehensive risk estimates for cancer and other health effects from exposure to low-level ionizing radiation.

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Interventional Radiology Carries Occupational Risk for Cataracts

RSNA News - June 2004
This article from the Radiological Society of North America includes research from the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons pointing to the rising concern among interventional radiologists about the risks of radiation -induced eye injury. The frequency and severity of PSC cataract formation over a career span is addressed, along with opinions about standards for maximum permissible doses.

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Article Excerpts: Radiation protection concerns among staff performing Fluoroscopic procedures

A compilation of research of particular significance to pain management, E.P./Cath Lab and Radiology personnel who are vulnerable to the effects of scatter radiation during fluoroscopy. The document includes findings and safety recommendations from respected publications such as the Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology; Interventional Radiology; AJNR; The British Journal of Radiology; and The Art and Science of Medical Radiography

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FYS Bulletins (For Your Safety)

Concise industry facts and findings, advice and announcements from AttenuTech - all with important, practical information pertaining to radiation protection solutions for healthcare professionals.

Safe and Efficient Use of the C-Arm Fluoroscope

Portable fluoroscopy units, such as the C-Arm used in surgery, are notorious for very high levels of radiation both to the patient and to the physicians and assistants. This document summarizes the sources of risk, discusses ALARA radiation protection philosophy and makes recommendations for achieving ALARA.

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Product Literature

Supporting data sheets with features, benefits and descriptions of AttenuTech Pb leaded products.

MicroLite Series - Radiation Protection Eyewear

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AttenuTech Radiation Reducing Gloves Specifications

A summary of the benefits and competitive advantages of the AttenuTech Radiation Reducing Gloves

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Prescription Availability Chart

Prescription Chart on Radiation Protective Leaded Lead Eyewear and Laser Safety Eyewear The widest range of prescriptions anywhere, and the fastest turnaround time in the industry.

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