SURE enables reduced X-ray radiation
- Current levels of X-ray exposure are excessive
- Spinal surgeon’s exposure is up to 12x that of non-spinal procedures
- 10 years surgical practice the recommended maximum
Radiation exposure in spine surgery is excessive, protection is underutilized, and the long-term biological effects can be deadly.
The radiation exposure in spine surgery has been found to be 10 to 12 times greater than the radiation exposure during other fluoroscopically assisted non-spinal musculoskeletal procedures.
As a consequence, the average spinal surgeon will receive the maximum allowable lifetime exposure of radiation for workers within 10 years of practice.
Today, there is a growing body among senior spine surgeons who are calling for the reduction of radiation vulnerability in the operating room.