Category Archives: Digital X-ray Imaging

COVID-19 and X-rays

Testing kits for the SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, have been in short supply, hard to access, and slow to give results.  So, why are chest x-rays not used for COVID-19 screening?  Digital x-rays are nearly instantaneous, and many chiropractor and doctor’s office x-ray machines sat unused for most of the early days of…

Don’t Shield Your Patients Anymore?

In August of this year (2019) the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) released a statement that turned a lot of heads. The AAPM recommends that gonadal shielding (the lead apron around the waist) no longer be used in x-ray imaging exams.  It’s a bold position that goes against what nearly everyone for 100…