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March 1980

Sterile, Portable Radiation Shield for the Operating Room

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Surgery (Drs Sigel and Nyhus and Ms Tortoriello) and Radiology (Mr Jacovitch), Abraham Lincoln School of Medicine, University of Illinois, Chicago.

Arch Surg. 1980;115(3):347-348. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1980.01380030089021

• A sterile, portable radiation shield has been developed to protect the surgeon who must remain in the operative field during radiation exposure. The shield is simple to construct and to use. There is no undue prolongation of operating time. The shield effectively reduces exposure to radiation.

(Arch Surg 115:347-348, 1980)