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RADPAD® and No Brainer® for Interventional Cardiology

RADPAD® and No Brainer® for Interventional Cardiology

Posted on January 7, 2016 by in Safety with no comments

RADPAD X-Ray Radiation Protection

The Organization for Occupational Radiation Safety in Interventional Fluoroscopy (ORSIF) has released an article containing the results of a new study that supports the use of RADPAD® and No Brainer®.

See the article here or read below:

Organization for Occupational Radiation Safety in Interventional Fluoroscopy (ORSIF) (PRNewsFoto/ORSIF)

Organization for Occupational Radiation Safety in Interventional Fluoroscopy (ORSIF) (PRNewsFoto/ORSIF)

WASHINGTONSept. 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — The results of a research study indicate that interventional cardiologists receive “very high” radiation exposure levels to the left side of the head specifically when performing fluoroscopically guided invasive cardiovascular (CV) procedures. Even with modern imaging equipment and shielding, a significant exposure difference was seen between the two sides of the head. The study was published in JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions, a peer-reviewed journal of the American College of Cardiology. Dr. Ehtisham Mahmud, MD, FACC, FSCAI, chief of Cardiovascular Medicine, director of Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center Medicine and director, Interventional Cardiology at UC San Diego, authored the study.

According to the study, interventionalists received 16 times the ambient radiation level to the left side of the head during an invasive CV procedure. Also, radiation exposure on the left side of the head was 4.7 times higher than exposure on the right side of the head. Interventional cardiologists typically stand anteriorly to the patient, with the left side of their body closest to the patient’s chest and most proximate to the radiation source.

“The implications of this study are significant when considering the subsequent impact ongoing exposure to even low levels of radiation can have on the health of the practitioner over the course of their career,” said Dr. Mahmud.

Michael Seymour, director, Advocacy Programs for the Organization for Occupational Radiation Safety in Interventional Fluoroscopy (ORSIF), concurs.

“While it is widely known that exposure to ionizing radiation can cause serious adverse health effects to medical practitioners, the adverse health impact on an individual is determined primarily by the dose to which he or she is exposed. Dr. Mahmud’s study clearly suggests that interventional cardiologists receive a very high level of radiation exposure to the head – specifically, to the left side of the head – creating a greater risk of brain tumors, brain disease and other serious illnesses.”

The study was conducted with eleven operators who wore non-lead, XPF (barium sulphate/bismuth oxide) radiation attenuating protective caps, with dosimeters positioned on the outside and inside of the caps to measure radiation exposure levels. Radiation doses were also measured by dosimeters outside the lab to assess ambient radiation levels.

Seymour noted that, with the large number of fluoroscopically guided procedures performed in the U.S. each year, “hospitals need to investigate technologies that position operators farther from the source of radiation to reduce or eliminate the potential for long-term health risks on medical staff without compromising patient outcomes.”

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RADPAD® X-Ray Scatter Radiation Protection Ad Campaign

Posted on December 1, 2015 by in Uncategorized with no comments

X-RAY SCATTER RADIATION IS CUMULATIVE

Scatter radiation has cut short many successful careers and caused multiple long-term and debilitating health problems for thousands of minimally-protected physicians. The frightening thing is, scatter radiation exposure is cumulative and can’t be reversed once it begins. It never goes away.

Take a look at our print ad explaining the cumulative effect of Scatter Radiation on physicians who are not fully protected.

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As the ad says, “RADPAD® Protection, because Zero Radiation is Our Goal for You.”

 

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Manufacturer of RADPAD®

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RADPAD SCATTER RADIATION PROTECTION VISITS LISBON

Posted on October 30, 2015 by in Radpad Visits with no comments

RADPAD went to Lisbon, Portugal recently for CIRSE 2015.

RADPAD Scatter Radiation Protection Shields, Drapes and Caps

RADPAD Visits Lisbon

6,600 members attended CIRSE 2015 – a new attendance record!

RADPAD X-Ray Scatter Radiation Protection Shields and Drapes

The Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe (CIRSE) is a non-profit, educational and scientific association aiming to improve patient care through the support of teaching, science, research and clinical practice in the field of cardiovascular and interventional radiology.

RADPAD Scatter Radiation Protection Shields, Drapes and Caps

Interventional radiology is an innovative and ever-expanding specialty that provides minimally invasive treatments for a wide range of diseases, which are performed by trained physicians under appropriate image-guidance. CIRSE aims to support education and further research in this field, as well as ensuring excellent patient safety and timely access to IR therapies.

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RADPAD® SCATTER RADIATION PROTECTION VISITS TEL AVIV, ISRAEL

Posted on October 14, 2015 by in Our Blog with no comments

VASCULAR ACCESS CONGRESS

RADPAD® visited Tel Aviv, Israel for 4th Israeli Vascular Access Conference. It is an event put on by the Vascular Access Society.

RADPAD® got a great reception and response at the conference. Here’s the team in Tel Aviv:

Radpad X-Ray Scatter Protection Shields and Drapes

RADPAD @ 4th Israeli Vascular Congress

 

Vascular Access Society
The Vascular Access Society (VAS) was founded on 30 October 1997, during the 3rd International Congress on Access for Dialysis in Maastricht, the Netherlands. The objectives of the society are to raise interest in the field of hemodialysis vascular access, to promote and conduct basic and clinical research and to organize congresses, meetings and courses.
The VAS is a multidisciplinary society which is of interest to nephrologists, surgeons, interventional radiologists, dialysis, nurses, vascular and radiological technologists. The VAS organizes an International Congress every two years in one of the countries in Europe. Every year a Vascular Access Course will be held in a European City. The multidisciplinary council of the VAS consists of nephrologists, surgeons and radiologists and representatives from each European country will be asked to join the board.

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Amethyst Place and Worldwide Innovations & Technologies, Inc., Maker of Radpad® Scatter Radiation Protection

Posted on February 14, 2015 by in Our Blog with Comments Off on Amethyst Place and Worldwide Innovations & Technologies, Inc., Maker of Radpad® Scatter Radiation Protection

The Mission of Amethyst Place is to support women recovering from drug and alcohol addiction, and their children by providing safe, drug-free housing and individualized services to promote healthy families. They help families overcome significant trauma and develop essential life skills. The Vision of Amethyst Place is that families will successfully transition to drug-free, independent housing and healthy community living.

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Invisible Impact: The Risk of Ionizing Radiation on Cath Lab Staff

Posted on December 17, 2014 by in Our Blog with Comments Off on Invisible Impact: The Risk of Ionizing Radiation on Cath Lab Staff

This video tells the story of one of the world’s most prominent heart surgeons, Edward Diethrich, and the career-altering health issues he has faced as a result of chronic, low-level exposure to ionising radiation through his work.

Scatter radiation has cut short many successful careers and caused multiple long-term and debilitating health problems for thousands of minimally-protected physicians and staff. The frightening thing is, scatter radiation exposure is cumulative and can’t be reversed once it begins.

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