Zedira A, Greffier J, Brunet X, et al. Decreased Operator X-Ray Exposure By Optimized Fluoroscopy During Radiofrequency Ablation Of Common Atrial Flutter. Diagn Interv Imaging. 2018 Oct;99(10):625-632.

To evaluate operator and patient irradiation during radiofrequency ablation (RFA) of common atrial flutter (AF) using three different fluoroscopy settings. No differences in procedure time and radiation exposure were found between the three groups. In the low dose group, mean operator X-ray exposures of eye-lens (4.7 ± 2.9 [SD] μSv/h; range: 0.9–10.5 μSv/h), whole body (1.6 ± 1.2 [SD] μSv/h; range 0.5–3.6 μSv/h) and hand skin (11.1 ± 10.8 [SD] μSv/h; range 2.4–35.4 μSv/h) were significantly lower than those in the standard dose group (P < 0.001).

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