Quantitative computed tomography (QCT) is a medical technique that measures bone mineral density (BMD) using a standard X-ray Computed Tomography (CT) scanner with a calibration standard to convert Hounsfield Units (HU) of the CT image to bone mineral density values. Quantitative CT scans are primarily used to evaluate bone mineral density at the lumbar spine and hip.
As radiologic technologists, we are uniquely qualified to participate in the medical response to radiologic accidents and radiologic terrorist attacks. Should such incidents occur in our area, our colleagues and the public at large will have the expectation that we will know how to deal with radiation safely since we work with it every day. This article offers information to help you feel comfortable that you can safely help others during such a horrible crisis.
If you are working as a radiologic technologist or ultrasound tech, you spend long hours on your feet and on hard floors. Footwear is an important part of your life and we all know that if we skimp on quality in this area, we will end up with sore feet every day in the short run and serious foot, knee, and back problems in the long run. In addition, an X-ray tech’s shoes need to be spill, sharps, and slip resistant, and need to be easily cleanable on the outside. But that doesn’t mean they have to be ugly. Standard tennis or running shoes can be comfortable, but they don’t look professional. The soft pourus top makes them unsafe for dropped sharps or spilled fluids. Also, sneakers are hard to clean and shoe laces can come untied and get dragged across a contaminated hospital floor. But shoes are a personal trial and error thing. One person’s best shoe ever may not work for someone else. What are your favorite work shoes?
If you’re tired of standard issue scrubs, check out these hot hospital-friendly fashions for men and women. These sexy scrubs for radiologic technologists and ultrasound techs will cheer up your patients and co-workers. Click on the links to see more colors and prices.
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