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Clinical evaluation of a new radiation protection device

Reference number
Funding from Vinnova SEK 398 000
Project duration November 2016 - May 2017
Status Completed

Purpose and goal

The project´s objective was to measure whether a new radiation protection (HeadPeace) reduces radiation without limiting the overall working environment for operators and nurses. Radiation measurements, user experience and ergonomic analyzes have been conducted at Sahlgrenska University Hospital and Halmstad Regional Hospital.

Expected results and effects

The result shows that HeadPeace reduces radiation to the head in the clinical environment and does not adversely affect the workplace, behavior or work environment in the operating room. The use of HeadPeace has thus been shown to improve the daily life of operating staff with consequent effects such as reduced radiation dose to body parts that are currently not protected.

Planned approach and implementation

A study protocol was developed which included positioning of dosimeters and a certain modification of the design of HeadPeace. Doctors carried HeadPeace with integrated dosimeters for 1 month, after which the dosimeters were analyzed. Analysis of data led to an increased understanding of the importance of protecting the head in image-controlled surgical interventions.

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Last updated 25 November 2019

Reference number 2016-04179

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