M Soudack MD; A Hirschenbein MD; J Sosna MD; E Dafne PhD; A Engel MD.
Last fluoroscopy hold in paediatric fluoroscopy: Dynamic capture of physiological events and a potential for radiation exposure time reduction
Article first published online: 17 FEB 2012
© 2012 The Authors. Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology © 2012 The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists
Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology
Volume 56, Issue 1, pages 93–95, February 2012
How to Cite
Soudack, M., Hirschenbein, A., Sosna, J., Dafne, E. and Engel, A. (2012), Last fluoroscopy hold in paediatric fluoroscopy: Dynamic capture of physiological events and a potential for radiation exposure time reduction. Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology, 56: 93–95. doi: 10.1111/j.1754-9485.2011.02322.x
Conflict of interest: None.
- Issue published online: 17 FEB 2012
- Article first published online: 17 FEB 2012
- Submitted 17 May 2011; accepted 24 May 2011.
- paediatric imaging;
- radiation protection
The purpose of this study was to retrospectively evaluate last fluoroscopy hold (LFH) in paediatric fluoroscopy. LFH is a software program that enables dynamic storage of last fluoroscopy sequences. A hundred and ninety-four paediatric patients underwent 215 fluoroscopy examinations during a 14-month period. LFH was employed to review an equivocal finding, when last image hold did not provide an adequate diagnostic image or when a physiologic dynamic event was too fast or did not last long enough to capture. LFH was used in 29% of the examinations. The Institutional Review Board approved this study and waived informed consent.