Weyland CS, Hemmerich F, Möhlenbruch MA, et al. Radiation exposure and fluoroscopy time in mechanical thrombectomy of anterior circulation ischemic stroke depending on the interventionalist’s experience-a retrospective single center experience. Eur Radiol. 2019 Nov 11. doi: 10.1007/s00330-019-06482-4. [Epub ahead of print]

To quantify the influence of interventionalist’s experience on procedure time, radiation exposure, and fluoroscopy time during mechanical thrombectomy (MT) in the anterior circulation.Retrospective analysis of an institutional review board-approved stroke database of a comprehensive stroke center focusing on radiation exposure (as per dose area product in Gy × cm2, median [IQR]), procedure, and fluoroscopy time (in minutes, median [IQR]) in patients receiving MT in anterior circulation ischemic stroke. Procedures have been assigned according to the interventionalist’s experience in MT into three sequential groups: A = 1-25 procedures, B = 26-50 procedures, and C = more than 50 procedures.

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