69p Rad Sop Field Unit Essay

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Standard Operating Procedures
Radiology

1. PURPOSE: a. To provide maximum quality radiographs in an efficient amount of time. b. To establish responsibilities, procedures, policies, and techniques which prevent excessive radiation exposure to patients and staff. c. To set guidelines to be followed for checking radiology systems performance and maintaining optimum image quality and equipment safety for the technologist who operate these systems and the patients as well. 2. SCOPE:
This SOP is applicable to all personnel assigned to 4th Division, 3rd Brigade, 64th Brigade Support Battalion, and all Physicians Assistants (PAs) attached. 3. RESPONSIBILITIES: d. NCOs: i. Responsible for
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5. Terminology: o. AP, PA, Lateral xii. Anterior-Posterior (AP)- radiographs that are taken with the patient facing the x-ray tube. So that the x-ray beam enters their anterior side, and exits posteriorly. xiii. Posterior-Anterior (PA)- radiographs that are taken with the patient facing away from the x-ray tube. So that the x-ray beam enters their posterior side, and exits anteriorly. xiv. Lateral (LAT)- radiographs that are taken while the patient stands sideways to the x-ray tube. They can be done with either the patients left or right side next to the film. Left lateral x-rays are done with the patients left side against the film, Right laterals are done with the patients right side against the film. xv. Oblique- radiographs that are taken halfway between AP or PA and LAT. The patient will be rotated about 45 degrees from lateral or frontal. 1. Left Oblique- Patients left side is

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