A Prospective Study of Radiation Exposure to Surgeons

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
Vanderbilt University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00378053
First received: September 18, 2006
Last updated: August 14, 2007
Last verified: August 2007
  Purpose

The purpose of this study is to measure the amount of radiation over a specific period of time that Orthopaedic Surgeons are exposed to while using the mini c-arm fluoroscopy machine.


Condition
Radiation Exposure

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Defined Population
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: A Prospective Study of Radiation Exposure to Surgeons

Further study details as provided by Vanderbilt University:

Estimated Enrollment: 4
Study Start Date: September 2006
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2006
Detailed Description:

The purpose of this study is to measure the amount of radiation over a specific period of time that Orthopaedic Surgeons are exposed to while using the mini c-arm fluoroscopy machine. The amount of radiation that the Surgeons will be exposed to will be recorded by a ring dosimeter located on the Surgeons' hand, and two badge dosimeters (one above the scrub collar, and one underneath a lead gown at waist level).

  Eligibility

Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

This study will only enroll the Surgeons of the Vanderbilt Hand and Upper Extremity Center. There will be no inclusion/exclusion criteria for the type of surgery that will be monitored, nor the patients that are having surgery. If a mini c-arm fluoroscopy is used the amount of radiation received by the Surgeon's hand for that surgery will be monitored by a gas-sterilized radiation ring dosimeter. The amount of scatter radiation the Surgeon will be exposed to will be recorded by a badge dosimeter located on the Surgeon's scrub collar, and one badge dosimeter that will be located under the required lead gown worn by the Surgeon.

  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00378053

Locations
United States, Tennessee
Vanderbilt University Medical Center- Vanderbilt Orthopaedic Institute
Nashville, Tennessee, United States, 37232-8828
Sponsors and Collaborators
Vanderbilt University
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Donald H Lee, M.D. VUMC
  More Information

No publications provided

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00378053     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 060829
Study First Received: September 18, 2006
Last Updated: August 14, 2007
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by Vanderbilt University:
Radiation
Exposure
Hand
Orthopaedic
Surgeons

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on October 29, 2014