Radiation Exposure of Operators Performing Transesophageal Echocardiography During Percutaneous Structural Cardiac Interventions
James A. Crowhurst, Gregory M. Scalia, Mark Whitby, Dale Murdoch, Brendan J. Robinson, Arianwen Turner, Liesie Johnston, Swaroop Margale, Sarvesh Natani, Andrew Clarke, Darryl J. Burstow, Owen C. Raffel and Darren L. Walters
Radiation Dose to TEEOP Compared With the Rest of the Team and the Impact of Additional Radiation Protection
Radiation dose to the TEEOP is relatively high per procedure when compared with the rest of the attending team (A) but can be reduced by 82% by installing additional ceiling-suspended lead protection (B). The circles indicate outliers and asterisks indicate extreme outliers. ANA = anesthetist; OP1 = primary operator; OP2 = secondary operator; TEEOP = transesophageal echocardiography operator.