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some xrays i have taken at work within the last week. [Mar. 31st, 2008|10:24 pm]
Radiology Students: Shades of Gray


Chest PA (eighty eight)

This patient had old shotgun (or whatever.) fragments all throughout his chest and abdomen. That is what those little white dots are on the left side of the chest.

From Saturday's motorcycle accident -
TibFib Lateral
Tib fib Lateral shot. You can see the fibula is fractured.

TibFib AP
Tib Fib AP, you can see the fibula fracture even better on this one.

These next two were compound fractures (bones sticking out of the skin), but the ER had the patient bandaged up before xrays.
Elbow "lateral"
OUCH! lateral elbow

Elbow AP
Elbow AP.

Wrist Ap
NASTY AP wrist, both bones snapped and horribly displaced.

Wrist Lateral
Lateral Wrist.

That patient was flown out to a trauma hospital, I would have loved to see post surgery xrays.

These are from my first patient of the day on last Friday, a post fall elderly patient.
Femur AP
AP Femur, it is fractured just above the knee joint.

Femur Lateral
Lateral femur. OUCH.

I did not take these post surgery pictures, but wanted to include them, if anyone was interested.

Femur AP

Repaired Femur Fracture Lateral
Femur Lateral.

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[User Picture]From: lemmingpie
2008-04-01 03:46 am (UTC)
It really was difficult with the surgery, because of her knee and hip replacements.

I know what you are saying about being careful, and I thought about it.
But I don't see how I could be liable.
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[User Picture]From: bobandweave
2008-04-01 10:44 am (UTC)
you have nothing to worry about w/ the previous images. NO pt. information is included whatsoever...plus it's HIPAA.
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[User Picture]From: shark_girl
2008-04-01 05:12 am (UTC)
I am in first year, and no clinicals yet, so I dont have human xrays to share, but my icon is an xray I took of a border collie skull (I am/was a vet nurse/tech) and I am most proud of it because she was semi-conscious and I had no assistance at all (so I had to hold her in position AND click the button). I had taken some beautiful rads in my time, and I now wish I had 'borrowed' them when I left ;)

Do you know how the wrist injury was done? It looks SO painful
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[User Picture]From: lemmingpie
2008-04-01 12:06 pm (UTC)
I think imaging animals would be so difficult, did you have to drug them all usually to do the xrays, or only the uncooperative ones?

The wrist, tib fib and elbow were all a motorcycle accident on the same patient, I should have mentioned that, huh... lol.
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[User Picture]From: burbuleta
2008-04-02 10:47 am (UTC)
nice images!

i'm from portugal and i don't know what HIPAA means ! anyone?
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[User Picture]From: lemmingpie
2008-04-02 11:13 am (UTC)
Health insurance portability and accountability act.
It basically means that I had to remove anything identifying the patient these are from.
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[User Picture]From: fayefil
2008-04-03 02:08 am (UTC)
Health Insurance Portability and Probability Act, known to American medical personnelle simply as HIPPA. It protects the privacy and security of health data, in particular the electronic transfer of such data. Most American hospitals use electronic imaging databases such as PACS and some even have digital patient charts. But mostly, it means you can't reveal people's private health information to just anybody. If you talk about a specific patient it needs to be with the patient, with their doctor or with other technologists who are related to that patients case. You can't just go "I took care of Mrs. Smith today and she ... blah blah blah." Big no no. Hospitals over here get into HUGE trouble when they violate it.
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[User Picture]From: burbuleta
2008-04-03 09:02 pm (UTC)
yes, i've learned that as well. Usually when we print imagens we cut the patient id or when we copy them to a cd, we do it without the patient id. but i didn't know the meaning of that sigla.

thanks to both of you!
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