CCI study finds room for improvement on fluoroscopy times

12/2/2013 | MedPage Today (free registration)

Fluoroscopy time -- used as a measure of cath lab radiation exposure -- could be improved by focusing on hospital and operator variables, according to Emory University research led by Dr. Reza Fazel. PCI and invasive angiography account for about 8% of medical imaging radiation exposure. "Yet, despite its importance, no national benchmarks for invasive coronary angiography and PCI fluoroscopy time ... have been previously developed," the authors wrote in Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions. They found modifiable factors explained 19% of fluoroscopy time variation for PCI and 17% for invasive angiography.

View Full Article in:

MedPage Today (free registration)

Published in Brief:

SmartBrief Job Listings for Health Care

Job Title Company Location
MGR POST MARKET STUDIES - 14000001LK
Abbott
Santa Ana, CA
Regulatory Analyst
Delta Dental
Alpharetta, GA
Associate Director, Regulatory Affairs - Promotional Review
Novo Nordisk
Princeton, NJ
Eastern Zone Sales Director
Regenesis Biomedical
Multiple Locations, SL_Multiple Locations
Senior Financial Analyst - Growing Manager Care Health Org
Fallon Community Health Plan
Worcester, MA