comparison of a suspended radiation protection system versus
The suspended lead suit radiation protection system (ZeroGravity radiation suit) is an attempt to offer near to full radiation shielding without additional weight on the operators bodyThe system is based on a thick lead suit with a curved lead acrylic head shield that is suspended either from a ceiling mounted monorail, repositionable
Background and purpose We aimed to compare the performance of the ZeroGravity (ZG) system (radiation protection system composed by a suspended lead suit) against the use of standard protection (lead apron (LA), thyroid shield, lead eyeglasses, table skirts, and ceiling suspended shield) in neuroangiography proceduresMaterials and methods Radiation exposure data were prospectively collected
Background and purpose We aimed to compare the performance of the ZeroGravity (ZG) system (radiation protection system composed by a suspended lead suit) against the use of standard protection (lead apron (LA), thyroid shield, lead eyeglasses, table skirts, and ceiling suspended shield) in neuroangiography procedures.
A brief user survey showed ergonomic advantages of ZgravConclusion Compared to conventional lead aprons with shields, the suspended system provided superior operator protection during interventional fluoroscopy, allowing operators to perform procedures without potentially obstructive shields.
Marichal, D.A Anwar, T Kirsch, D et al Comparison of a Suspended Radiation Protection System versus Standard Lead Apron for Radiation Exposure of a Simulated InterventionalistJournal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology, , .
The suspended personal radiation protection system was designed to enhance radiation protection and im prove ergonomics and comfort by eliminating weight on the operator, while maintaining a neutral or positive ef fect on task accomplishmentThe purpose of this study was to assess radiation doses to actual operators during
Materials and MethodsRadiation doses to a mock interventionalist were measured with calibrated dosimeters in a clinical interventional suiteA standard lead apron (SLA Pb equivalent, mm) was compared with a suspended radiation protection system (ZeroGravity Zgrav) that shields from the top of the head to the calves (except the right arm and left forearm) with a complex overhead motion
Marichal DA, Anwar T, Kirsch D, et alComparison of a suspended radiation protection system versus standard lead apron for radiation exposure of a simulated interventionalistJ Vasc Interv Radiol [Google Scholar]