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Radiation Reduction in Low Dose Pulsed Fluoroscopy versus Standard Dose Continuous Fluoroscopy during Fluoroscopically-Guided Lumbar Punctures: A Prospective Controlled Study.

Shyam SabatEinat Slonimsky
Department of Radiology, Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA, USA
Date of Submission: 29-Dec-2017, Date of Acceptance: 01-Feb-2018, Date of Web Publication: 09-Mar-2018.
Corresponding Author:
Corresponding Author

Shyam Sabat

Department of Radiology, H066, Penn State Milton S Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA 17033, USA.
E-mail: ssabat@pennstatehealth.psu.edu

Corresponding Author:
Corresponding Author

Shyam Sabat

Department of Radiology, H066, Penn State Milton S Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA 17033, USA.
E-mail: ssabat@pennstatehealth.psu.edu

DOI: 10.4103/jcis.JCIS_94_17 Facebook Twitter Google Linkedin

ABSTRACT


The purpose of this study was to evaluate radiation dose reduction in fluoroscopically guided lumbar punctures (FGLP) using "pulsed fluoroscopy in a low dose mode" compared with the commonly used "continuous fluoroscopy in a standard dose mode" while maintaining the technical success.
Keywords: Fluoroscopy, lumbar puncture, radiation

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