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Thread: Deficient X ray protocols

  1. #1
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    Mar 2010
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    Ottawa, Canada
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    Deficient X ray protocols

    I have been surprised that many of the members have not received proper protection during Xray exposure

    In my former work, we even provided a small lead shield for tiny premature infants when doing chest or abdominal xrays.

    A little disturbing to hear the stories
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  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    SW Ontario
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    Exclamation yep!

    I whole heartedly agree!

    Having been in the MRT program now as an adult, I shudder at the amount of radiation I was exposed to by xrays and CTs as a child (don't misunderstand, I'm grateful to be alive and for the most part comfortable).

    We have come so far in learning how to reduce/eliminate a lot of extra unnecessary radiation, but yet, just due to a lack of attention or being lazy, there is still alot of kids/adults being exposed to more then necessary amounts (lack of lead, not adjusting the setting, unecessary repeats etc)

    Fortunately I haven't had much imaging done since I was a kid, but when I did go in this past July, she forgot to use lead (some shots I realize she couldn't, but still the others.....grr!)

    Tracy

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