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Hi there! [Jul. 22nd, 2008|01:12 pm]
Radiology Students: Shades of Gray


So I'm poking around in different places and should have looked into this community earlier!

I'd thought I'd stop by and say hi, introduce myself, and maybe ask some questions if anyone in this community is still active.

I've been a LJ poster for a few years now but only started a 2 year Rad tech program in the spring. I'm currently in the middle of my 2nd semester, and hoping (and praying) I don't keel over!

I have a nice physics questions for all you pros and survivors of the program.

Thanks <3

[User Picture]From: bobandweave
2008-07-28 01:46 pm (UTC)
ok i am an RT(R) and after you take the exam you forget alllllllllll those calculations and stuff, but i can help you w/ the 2nd question!!!

for the spot image what i like to do is w/ the pt. facing away from me i take my left hand and rest it on their crest and w/ my right hand palpate their ASIS. then w/ my 2 hands there i touch my thumbs together and i am usually spot on about 94% of the time. also i am using 8x10's...i know some techs who use 10x12's!!

omg the rib thing...i have always hated ribs! i mean there really is no magical way to memorize that stuff. you just have to remember that if you're shooting an AP obl. c-spine w/ their LEFT side against the bucky then you're going to see the RIGHT open intervetebra foramina...but if you're shooting PA then everything changes...the side down is the side that's gonna be open!!!

good luck w/ everything! you'll make it!!!!!!!!!!!!
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[User Picture]From: bobandweave
2008-07-28 01:47 pm (UTC)
sorry i didn't mention that where my 2 thumbs meet is where i direct the CR.
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[User Picture]From: dshivan
2008-07-28 03:43 pm (UTC)
Thanks for replying!

Yea we're using 8x10's, collimating 5"x5" (our prof is anal). So far, so good! 2 inches posterior to ASIS and 1 1/2" inferior to the iliac crest! Ok test in 2 hrs!

Edited at 2008-07-28 03:43 pm (UTC)
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