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ADDITIONAL EQUIPMENT / ACCESSORIES FREQUENTLY USED

What Is An Additional Equipment / Accessories?

Items of equipment that is normally used with or added to other major equipment for comfort and / or safety of patients.

When and What Is The Purpose Of An Additional Equipment / Accessories Used?

  • The additional equipment / accessories are required to ensure images of diagnostic value are produced to provide comfort and safety to the patients.
  • The use of additional equipment / accessories is determined based on the type of examination and patient’s condition.
Num. Figure / Example Description
1.

Anatomical Markers 

Right ( R ) and Left ( L )

Device or tool used to indicate the right ( R ) and left ( L ) limbs.

2.

Cassette X-ray

It is image recording device used when performing general radiography.

3.

Digital Image Printing Machine

Used to print images on film for hard copies.

4.

Radiation Protection Device

To protect patient and staff from scattered radiation during a X-ray examination.

5.

Immobilisation Device

Device such as sponges and sand bags are utilized by radiographers to aid in positioning as well as to ensure patients’ are comfortable and stable. Often the immobilization device are used to position pediatric patients and also trauma patients. 

Reference

  1. http://dictionary.reverso.net/english-cobuild/accessory

 

Last Review : 5 July 2017
Writer : Pushpa Thevi Rajendran
Accreditor : Daud bin Ismail