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.