Ergonomics in Interventional Radiology: Awareness Is Mandatory

Medicina (Kaunas). 2021 May 14;57(5):500. doi: 10.3390/medicina57050500.


Ergonomics in interventional radiology has not been thoroughly evaluated. Like any operators, interventional radiologists are exposed to the risk of work-related musculoskeletal disorders. The use of lead shielding to radiation exposure and the lack of ergonomic principles developed so far contribute to these disorders, which may potentially affect their livelihoods, quality of life, and productivity. The objectives of this review were to describe the different situations encountered in interventional radiology and to compile the strategies both available to date and in development to improve ergonomics.

Keywords: computed tomography; ergonomics; interventional radiology; musculoskeletal disorders; radiation exposure.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Ergonomics
  • Humans
  • Musculoskeletal Diseases* / prevention & control
  • Quality of Life
  • Radiation Exposure*
  • Radiology, Interventional