Response by Patel et al to Letter Regarding Article, “Radiation Induced DNA Damage in Operators Performing Endovascular Aortic Repair”
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We note with disappointment Doss’s suggestion that occupational radiation exposure should be considered as potentially beneficial. This comes at a time when the entire interventionist community is trying to impress on their young trainees, many of whom will be exposed to radiation several times a week, performing in some cases lengthy fluoroscopically guided procedures over a 40-year career, the importance of protecting against this exposure. We are aware that Doss and his group extol the virtues of not sparing irradiation to ensure proper screening, diagnosis, and treatment of patients. Although we would not advocate avoiding the use of radiation …