Subramanian S, Waller BR, Winders N, et al. Clinical evaluation of a radio-protective cream for the hands of the pediatric interventional cardiologist. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2017 Mar 1;89(4):709-716.

The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of UltraBLOX™ radiation attenuating hand cream during lengthy cardiac catheterization procedures in children. The hands of interventional cardiologists receive high doses of radiation due to their proximity to the X-ray beam. Radiation attenuating gloves have about a 26% attenuation rate, but reduce dexterity and tactile sensation. The UltraBLOX™ cream is a new FDA-approved X-ray attenuating cream that can be applied to the operator’s hands for radio-protection.

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