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.
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
I decided to write and post this blog on the same day I changed my current research on my website. This subject is one of the most exciting and scary things that is happening in our profession at this time. If you go to the Current Research section, you’ll see handfuls of
Without a phantom it is almost impossible to see how easy it is to over-radiate a patient and still have a perfect (or at least very passable) image. I have now been able to use my skull phantom on nine different manufacturers to discover how much mAs can be used
Recently I attended a lecture where an educator’s student had held a CR cassette in front of his chest (he was wearing a full lead apron) while he made an exposure during a PCXR. Although he was a good 10 feet from the patient, the bones in his hand were