04.05.19

Radiology Techs Assisting With Fluoroscopy May Risk Cataracts

Source: Reuters Health

Radiology technicians who assist with fluoroscopically guided interventional procedures (FGIP) are at higher risk of cataract, new research suggests, according to a Reuters report.

“The findings . . . add to the accumulating evidence from observational studies that exposure to ionizing radiation is an occupational risk factor for cataract in both physicians and medical staff who perform or assist with FGIP,” Dr. Raquel Velazquez-Kronen of the National Institutes of Health in Rockville, Maryland, and the State University of New York at Buffalo told Reuters Health by email.

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