Needs Assessment Tidbit: Surgeons Need Safety Training In Use Of Imaging Devices

The Society of Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology (SCVIR)offers the following comments on a new study in the July, 2001 issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology reporting on injuries during x-ray guided interventional procedures. The comments say, in part:

The article discusses a total of 73 cases occurring worldwide over more than a decade of time; the first complication was recorded back in 1976. This is a very low rate of complication, with only 14 cases repor

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