Pro Tool: Tools of the Professional

In the X-ray lab, gear is key

David Brancaccio Mar 24, 2016
HTML EMBED:
COPY
Dr. Prospero Gogo donning his protective gear. Courtesy of Prospero Gogo
Pro Tool: Tools of the Professional

In the X-ray lab, gear is key

David Brancaccio Mar 24, 2016
Dr. Prospero Gogo donning his protective gear. Courtesy of Prospero Gogo
HTML EMBED:
COPY

As part of our Pro Tool series, we’re looking for that must-have device in your line of work, be it a pair of scissorsnotebook, or corkscrew.

The next item in our series? Protective gear.

Professional: Dr. Prospero Gogo, Jr. — interventional cardiologist. 

Pro Tool: Leaded safety garments and glasses. 

Why it’s a Pro Tool: “Interventional cardiologists work in an X-ray suite. The total amount of X-ray radiation that a patient gets per one procedure isn’t really that much, but if you spend a career — 30, 40 years, every day — in the X-ray lab, you do have some risks that will be incurred. These garments are designed to protect us from the worst of the chronic and constant use of radiation.”

Marketplace is on a mission.

We believe Main Street matters as much as Wall Street, economic news is made relevant and real through human stories, and a touch of humor helps enliven topics you might typically find…well, dull.

Through the signature style that only Marketplace can deliver, we’re on a mission to raise the economic intelligence of the country—but we don’t do it alone. We count on listeners and readers like you to keep this public service free and accessible to all. Will you become a partner in our mission today?

Your donation is critical to the future of public service journalism. Support our work today – for as little as $5 – and help us keep making people smarter.