A simple device is described that can reduce personnel exposure from scatter radiation by up to 75%. The device consists of an oblong piece of shielding (0.75-mm lead equivalent) that is taped to the side of the patient during percutaneous renal stone removal and other interventional procedures. Contrary to other shields and barriers, this does not interfere with access to the patient. Scatter exposure data from phantom studies are presented and the rationale for surface shielding discussed.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging