Ergonomics in IR

Grace Knuttinen, Kenneth S. Zurcher, Alex Wallace, Christopher Doe, Sailendra G. Naidu, Samuel R. Money, Paul J. Rochon

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Ergonomic research in the field of interventional radiology remains limited. Existing literature suggests that operators are at increased risk for work-related musculoskeletal disorders related to the use of lead garments and incomplete knowledge of ergonomic principles. Data from existing surgical literature suggest that musculoskeletal disorders may contribute to physician burnout and female operators are at a higher risk of developing musculoskeletal disorders. This review article aims to summarize the existing ergonomic challenges faced by interventional radiologists, reiterate existing solutions to these challenges, and highlight the need for further ergonomic research in multiple areas, including burnout and gender.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalJournal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology
StateAccepted/In press - 2020

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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