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The Difference in Lead Apron Thickness

A few years ago I was in charge of choosing and purchasing the lead aprons used in our radiology department. We had one main vendor we used so I contacted them about getting a bunch of front sided and wrap around aprons as well as half shields of different sizes.

Why Should You Increase the SID for Abdomen’s?

For the first 10 years of my career (late 70&’s, early 80&’s) the SID for abdomen x-rays was 40″ and that was written in stone. I still remember the first new GE room we got at Watsonville hospital that had a 44″ detente. It seemed blasphemous that a company would