Radiation injury is a potentially serious complication to fluoroscopically-guided complex interventions.

Citation data:

Biomedical imaging and intervention journal, ISSN: 1823-5530, Vol: 3, Issue: 2, Page: e22

Publication Year:
2007
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Repository URL:
https://digitalcommons.library.tmc.edu/uthmed_docs/351
PMID:
21614271
DOI:
10.2349/biij.3.2.e22
PMCID:
PMC3097662
Author(s):
Louis K. Wagner
Publisher(s):
Department of Biomedical Imaging, University of Malaya, Malaysia
Tags:
Engineering; Medicine; Health Professions; Medicine and Health Sciences
article description
Radiation-induced injury to skin is an infrequent but potentially serious complication to complex fluoroscopically-guided interventional procedures. Due to a lack of experience with such injuries, the medical community has found fluoroscopically-induced injuries difficult to diagnose. Injuries have occurred globally in many countries. Serious injuries most frequently occur on the back but have also occurred on the neck, buttocks and anterior of the chest. Severities of injuries range from skin rashes and epilation to necrosis of the skin and its underlying structures. This article reviews the characteristics of these injuries and some actions that can be taken to reduce their likelihood or seriousness.