2022 Volume 7 Issue 2 Pages 49-53
Computed tomography (CT) fluoroscopy-guided procedures, such as those used for percutaneous biopsy, drainage, and radiofrequency ablation, are highly safe and quite often very successful due to the precision offered by the real-time, high-resolution tomographic images. Even so, international guidelines raised concerns regarding operator exposure to high doses of radiation during these procedures. In light of these concerns, operators conducting CT fluoroscopy-guided procedures not only need to be cognizant of the exposure risk but also exhibit sufficient knowledge of radiation protection. This paper reviews the current literature on experimental and clinical studies of radiation exposure doses to operators during CT fluoroscopy-guided procedures. In addition to the literature review, this paper also introduces different approaches that can be implemented to ensure appropriate radiation protection.