X-Rays in Endoscopy
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This chapter describes how X-rays had been discovered, risks related to the use on the human body and how and why they can be used in endo/gastroenterology together with the standard endoscopic imaging systems.
The evolution of the radiological equipment, the workflow in interdisciplinary units and in in-unit vs. out-of endoscopy unit care are reflected within the following chapter.
Evolution in endoscopic radiological equipment helped procedures create the need to move from old mobile units to small, but very efficient, fluoroscopic unit with modern features.
The features for a modern fluoroscopic portable unit are depending not only on the radiological features (high-power generator and modern flat panel detectors) but also on the mechanical features (like water cooling of the X-ray tube, isocentrism, motorization, anticollision and variable SID, on the high level and very big displays and in a very efficient software that can supply the best images, releasing a very low dose for the patients and the operators).