HOPKINTON, Mass. - Unfors RaySafe, a Fluke Biomedical company and the leading manufacturer of real-time dose monitoring solutions for high-dose labs, will showcase the RaySafe i2 real-time dose monitoring system at the 36th annual Heart Rhythm Society Conference (HRS).
Coinciding with the conference theme of "Shaping Our Tomorrow," RaySafe will exhibit at HRS for the first time and showcase the RaySafe i2, which provides real-time insight of personal radiation exposure. The dosimetry system gives interventional cardiologists, electrophysiologists and other clinical staff immediate visual radiation exposure information to change behavior and reduce dose to prevent serious medical conditions.
"Physicians are trained to help save other's lives, but we're calling attention to the need for them to focus on their own lives and personal safety. It's important for everyone in the healthcare industry to understand and utilize the latest techniques and technology available, to not only deliver the best care and protect patients, but to protect themselves in the process," explains Chintan Shah, marketing and sales manager, personal dosimetry, for RaySafe.
The RaySafe i2 system gives immediate feedback so corrective action can be taken to protect an individual from being exposed to unnecessary radiation. During live procedures, physicians and other clinical staff wearing the RaySafe i2 can see their radiation exposure in real time and immediately change their behavior to minimize dose by shifting positioning or adjusting shielding.
Scott Pollak, MD, an interventional cardiologist at Florida Hospital Orlando and staff at the hospital have been using the RaySafe i2 for several months and report an almost immediate positive change in behavior by personnel within the radiology suite. Dr. Pollak has said radiation is a known danger and unfortunately taking preventative action for protection isn't always at the forefront of everyone's mind. He will be speaking about radiation safety during the HRS conference and highlighting his experience with lower dose.
For more information on radiation safety and awareness during HRS, attendees are encouraged to participate in one of several educational sessions that focus on strategies to minimize radiation exposure.
The sessions include:
-- Radiation Safety, Scott J. Pollak, 8:50 - 9:15 AM, May 13, Room 252A
-- New Strategies to Minimize Radiation Exposure and Other Occupational
Hazards, multiple speakers, 4:30 - 6:00 PM, May 15, Room 210C
Find out more about radiation dose safety and real-time dose monitoring by visiting the RaySafe booth #1270 or www.flukebiomedical.com/i2.
About Unfors RaySafe, a Fluke Biomedical company
RaySafe helps you avoid unnecessary radiation.
Unfors RaySafe is the global leader of X-ray quality assurance solutions to help protect patients and staff from unnecessary radiation. Our solutions are designed to minimize the need for user interaction, bringing unprecedented simplicity and usability to the X-ray room. We're committed to establishing a radiation safety culture wherever technicians, medical staff and patients encounter radiation. For more information on Unfors RaySafe, visit www.raysafe.com.
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