The Importance Of Radiopaque Markers In Digital X-Ray

The Importance Of Radiopaque Markers In Digital X-Ray

Radiopaque Anatomical Markers Radiographers are taught from day one in school to place radiopaque anatomical markers within the primary beam of radiographs.  We do so as a method of “best practice” to properly distinguish the patient’s right from left on the radiographic image per legal requirements. Conditions like dextrocardia (when the heart is positioned on […]

6 Ways To Prevent Repetitive Strain Injury In The Lab

6 Ways To Prevent Repetitive Strain Injury In The Lab

What is RSI? RSI is an acronym for repetitive strain injury which occurs when the same physical movements are repeated over an extended period of time. A repetitive strain injury is an injury to a part of the body that is caused by overusing or straining that body part. “Strain occurs when the body part […]

3 Advantages Of Disposable Skin Markers In Mammography

3 Advantages Of Disposable Skin Markers In Mammography

Is your medical facility performing mammograms? If so, are you using disposable skin markers during these exams? Disposable skin markers are a must-have for mammography. Markers are placed over a nipple, mole, scar, area of concern or other features that could be confused with a lesion. When performing screening mammograms, skin markers can save time, […]

Radiation Protection During Mobile Exams

Radiation Protection During Mobile Exams

Do you wear a lead apron during portable exams? I have found in my years of experience as a radiologic technologist that practices vary from one radiologic technologist to the next.  Of course, we utilize some form of radiation protection when it comes to using a c-arm for mobile fluoroscopy in the operating room.  Fewer […]

Gold Standard Cleaning For X-Ray Aprons & Lead Wearables

Gold Standard Cleaning For X-Ray Aprons & Lead Wearables

What Does Gold Standard Cleaning Look Like For X-Ray Aprons And Lead Wearables? Thus far in this lead apron based blog series, we have examined the infection issues and concerns associated with contaminated lead x-ray aprons and the science behind how staff members can easily test such surfaces for contamination using ATP testing. This third […]

How Do I Select The Right Laser Eye Protection?

How Do I Select The Right Laser Eye Protection?

LASER stands for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation. Lasers emit a narrow beam of light and that beam of light is emitted in short bursts and focuses precisely on the desired target. The energy emitted by the laser can be absorbed, scattered, transmitted or reflected. When used in medical procedures, lasers transmit most […]

Evaluating Microorganism Levels On X-Ray Aprons And Lead Wearables: The Science Of ATP Testing

Evaluating Microorganism Levels On X-Ray Aprons And Lead Wearables: The Science Of ATP Testing

How Have Microorganisms and Bioburden Been Measured? In the previous blog post regarding X-Ray lead aprons, we explored the history of healthcare associated infections or HAIs, and how transmission risks are posed to patients and staff via contaminated “high touch, non-critical surfaces,” including X-Ray aprons and protective lead wearables.  In laying out the content of […]

Contaminated X-Ray Aprons And The Risk Of HAIs

Contaminated X-Ray Aprons And The Risk Of HAIs

Contaminated, Dangerous, and Unacceptable: The Impact of Contaminated X-Ray Aprons and the Risk of Health Care-Associated Infections (HAIs) Infection Prevention checklists today include many new areas of concern such as contamination in lab coats, neckties, telephones, remote controls, privacy curtains and more. X-ray aprons and protective lead wearables are worn throughout many different areas within a […]