Ultrasound has many of the same applications (e.g. fracture reduction)
without the radiation risks.
New York, New York
On 12/5/07, JaPe <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> That is a good question! It depends on how you use it. If you press &
> release the pedal to obtain an image and do this say 3-4 times during
> fracture manipulation it would be far less than say depressing the pedal
> constantly for an extended duration each time. The latter could be
> equivalent radiation to a CT of the abdomen! Based on our current
> usage, we have not yet been advised to wear Geiger counters.
> Incidentally, all providers in the room are expected to wear a lead
> shield. With a closed door, there is minimal risk of exposure to the
> rest of the dept.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: David Herd [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
> How much radiation does this expose the child and the department to?
> David Herd
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