Press Releases

PRESS RELEASES

September 22, 2015

Interventionalists Receive 4.7 Times the Radiation Exposure to Left Side of Head Than Right Side During Invasive Cardiovascular Procedures

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May 06, 2015

ORSIF Documentary Featuring Noted Heart Surgeon Dr. Edward Diethrich Tells Personal Story of Serious Health Risks from Occupational Exposure to Radiation in Fluoroscopy Labs

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April 29, 2015

Organization for Occupational Radiation Safety in Interventional Fluoroscopy (ORSIF) Promotes the Need for Safer Cath Labs at Upcoming SCAI 2015 Scientific Sessions.
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April 07, 2015

Organization for Occupational Radiation Safety in Interventional Fluoroscopy (ORSIF) Created to Advocate for Safety in Hospital Catheterization Labs

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RECENT NEWS

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Health Impacts of Radiation Exposure during PCI

Concern regarding the health hazards associated with interventional fluoroscopy is growing, as evidence of the damaging effects of chronic exposure to ionizing radiation builds. More than 17 million fluoroscopy-guided interventional procedures take place each year. In an article published in Cath Lab Digest, Michael Seymour, MS, MPH, CIH, and Director of Advocacy Programs for ORSIF, discusses the increase in interventional cardiology procedures that rely on fluoroscopy and describes the research on the health effects, including cancer, cataracts, cognitive function, and reproductive effects. Musculoskeletal injuries associated with the use of heavy personal protective equipment (PPE), as well as other radiation-protection methods and their limitations, are also discussed.
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Invasive Cardiologists Are Exposed to Greater Left Sided Cranial Radiation

The BRAIN Study (Brain Radiation Exposure and Attenuation During Invasive Cardiology Procedures).
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Op-Ed: Take a Stand on Cath Lab Health Hazards

Radiation safety should be on everyone’s radar, interventional cardiologist says.
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ORSIF White Paper

Occupational Exposure to Ionizing Radiation in Interventional Fluoroscopy: Severity of Adverse Effects of a Growing Health Problem
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