Tips about portable radiographs:
First of all, it should be mentioned that portable radiography should only be performed by the hospital for emergency patients and under special conditions.
In the preparation of portable radiography, the distance should be reduced so that less exposure conditions are required. The standard distance between the tube and the image receiver in portable radiography is 100 cm or 40 inches. To lift the patient to place the cassette, you must pay attention to the devices connected to the patient, and it is better to get help from a force. The best way to prevent the risk is to use a lead shield. It is recommended to use a lead shield, lead gloves, thyroid strap, and lead glasses, even if you are standing behind a lead shield. In the radiology standards article of the radiography room, you can check the rules and regulations for the construction of radiography.
To prepare a radiograph, you must first perform all the conditions such as placing the cassette, positioning the patient and adjusting the exposure conditions, and then go to the side of the baby’s bed. be transferred to the baby. It is better to put the cassette in the x-ray tray due to the possibility of contamination to the baby.
During radiography, the patient should be positioned perpendicular to the anode-cathode, this will reduce the radiation dose to the patient by 10%. The beam direction should be perpendicular to the surface of the image receiver.
Calibration of the device is done regularly, and in case of any problem, the person in charge of the medical equipment must fix it as soon as possible.