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Study of scattered radiation during fluoroscopy in hip surgery

 

 

By Oksana Lesyuk, Luís Pedro Vieira Ribeiro, António Fernando Abrantes, Patrick Emmanuel Sousa, Sónia Isabel do Espirito Santo Rodrigues João Pedro Pinheiro, Kevin Barros Azevedo & Rui Pedro Pereira de Almeida


In order to study the distribution of scattered radiation in the operating theatre, we simulated fluoroscopy-assisted hip surgery using a phantom. Measurements
of radiation were made as a function of height, distance and variation in the dose around the phantom.


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