How much radiation does this expose the child and the department to?
Starship Childrens Hospital
Auckland, New Zealand
On 4/12/2007, at 5:13 PM, Jay Pershad wrote:
> Hi Julia,
> Portable flouroscopy has been a win-win solution for all stake-
> holders in our dept. Radiology CAN generate a formal report because
> once saved, these images are uploaded into their picture archiving
> system (PACS). This also means that the hospital can generate
> facility charges for this technology. The orthopedists are
> delighted because they can obtain real time images to assess
> adequacy of fracture reduction. For us as PEM's, fracture
> manipulation time, procedural sedation time & ED through put are
> significantly reduced because we do not have to send these patients
> back and forth to the radiology suite.
> Similarly, we have also found portable flouroscopy to be extremely
> helpful when performing an orthopedic manipulation or extracting a
> radio-opaque FB. There is nothing better than real time
> localization of a deep FB prior to exploration and removal. I also
> use it to screen the preschooler with a history of FB ingestion.
> My suggestion is that you collaborate with your orthopedic &
> radiology colleagues to jointly petition the administration to
> purchase one for your ED. It has been really beneficial in the
> management of these types of patients.
> Hope that helps.
> Jay Pershad
> Le Bonheur ED
> -------------- Original message ----------------------
> From: Julia Whitefield <[log in to unmask]>
> is anyone of you familiar with the procedure of introducing
> the use of a C-arm to your ED and here in particular what arguments
> you used
> radiology - as they might be afraid of losing 'business' - and the
> with ortho? Did your ortho department take care of it, did you have
> to help
> them... are any of you familiar with the best brands - Siemens?
> etc... I would
> greatly appreciate any input.
> Julia S. Whitefield MD, Ph.D.
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