As a peripheral vascular interventionalist, you're more than likely exposed to ionizing radiation day after day, throughout your career.
While the safety risks are not well understood yet, we're here to help raise awareness on radiation safety. We aim to provide resources and steps to potentially minimize the risks to you, your patients and your staff.
Stay informed with these articles and perspectives on this trending topic.
Radiation Safety and the Female Interventionist
Fewer than 10% of interventional radiology and interventional cardiology trainees are female, compared to 33% in vascular surgery. This article suggests that concerns over exposure to ionizing radiation might be one of the reasons, despite data showing that practicing while pregnant is safe.