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Fig. 3 | Patient Safety in Surgery

Fig. 3

From: Intraoperative radiation safety in orthopaedics: a review of the ALARA (As low as reasonably achievable) principle

Fig. 3

a shows a setup with the x-ray tube on the bottom. The red arrows represent radiation beams that scatter after they deflect off of the object being imaged. With the x-ray tube on the bottom most of the scattered (deflected) radiation is towards the legs and feet of the surgeon. b shows a setup with the x-ray tube on the top. Here the scattered radiation is towards the head and neck region of the surgeon

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