FDA moves on angioplasty burns with new fluoroscopy standard
This article was originally published in Clinica
The US FDA will unveil a proposed new standard for fluoroscopy equipment this week aimed at preventing radiation burns that are becoming increasingly common during angioplasty procedures. Interventional radiologists are able to view a blood vessel during an angioplasty procedure by means of a tiny fluoroscope placed at the end of a catheter. But prolonged use of the fluoroscope can lead to radiation burns.