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A Study on the Use of Radiation-Protective Apron among Interventionists in Radiology.

Roshan Samuel LivingstoneAnna VargheseShyamkumar N Keshava
Department of Radiology, Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India
Date of Submission: 11-May-2018, Date of Acceptance: 24-Jun-2018, Date of Web Publication: 24-Aug-2018.
Corresponding Author:
Corresponding Author

Shyamkumar N. Keshava

Department of Radiology, Christian Medical College, Vellore ‑ 632 004, Tamil Nadu, India.
E-mail: aparna_shyam@yahoo.com

Corresponding Author:
Corresponding Author

Shyamkumar N. Keshava

Department of Radiology, Christian Medical College, Vellore ‑ 632 004, Tamil Nadu, India.
E-mail: aparna_shyam@yahoo.com

DOI: 10.4103/jcis.JCIS_34_18 Facebook Twitter Google Linkedin

ABSTRACT


Radiation-protective aprons are commonly used by interventionists to protect against the harmful effects of ionizing radiation. Choice of appropriate aprons with respect to lead equivalence and weight is necessary for effective protection and reduced physical strain. This study evaluates the knowledge and practice of using radiation-protective aprons by interventionists.
Keywords: Lead apron, lead equivalence, physical strain, radiation safety

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