6. Radiation Safety and Use of Fluoroscopy During Interventional Pain Procedures

  1. P. Prithvi Raj MBBS, FFARCS (Eng), FIPP1 and
  2. Serdar Erdine MD, FIPP2

Published Online: 4 SEP 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118300480.ch6

Pain-Relieving Procedures: The Illustrated Guide

Pain-Relieving Procedures: The Illustrated Guide

How to Cite

Raj, P. P. and Erdine, S. (2012) Radiation Safety and Use of Fluoroscopy During Interventional Pain Procedures, in Pain-Relieving Procedures: The Illustrated Guide, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118300480.ch6

Author Information

  1. 1

    Departments of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, Texas, USA

  2. 2

    Istanbul Pain Center, Istanbul, Turkey

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 SEP 2012
  2. Published Print: 20 JUL 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470670385

Online ISBN: 9781118300480



  • radiation safety and fluoroscopy use, in interventional pain procedures;
  • fluoroscopy, and radiation safety;
  • concepts of radiation physics, and dose optimization rules;
  • fluoroscopy device specifications/settings;
  • fluoroscopy components;
  • image-enhancing technology, distinguishing fluoroscopic devices;
  • fluoroscopy operating principles, factors affecting X-ray quality;
  • scattered radiation, and radiation safety;
  • insufficient collimation, in larger, estimated area of radiation;
  • fundamental principles of radiation protection


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • History

  • General concepts used in radiation safety

  • Basic concepts of radiation physics

  • Fluoroscopy device specifications and settings

  • Fluoroscopy operating principles

  • Scattered radiation

  • Collimation

  • Fluoroscopy usage types

  • Fluoroscopy table

  • The effects of radiation on biological systems

  • Radiation safety

  • Fundamental principles of radiation protection

  • Personal radiation measurement devices

  • Dose optimization rules for fluoroscopy use

  • Results

  • Further reading