The ideal patient immobilization device would be
A)made of radiopaque materials.
B)elaborate in design and disposable.
C)expensive and flexible in application for positioning.
D)radiolucent,durable,and easy to use for the radiographer.
Patient immobilization methods contribute significantly to a patient's x-ray exposure.The desirable features of an immobilization device,from a radiation protection standpoint,would be
A)a lead shield built into the device design.
B)a reliable device that results in no repeat images from movement.
C)made from radiolucent materials to lessen exposure and artifacts.
D)all of the above.
When using a sheet to "mummify" an infant,the sheet should first be formed into a
D)rectangle the size of pillowcase.
When tape is used as an immobilization tool with an infant,
A)use liberal amounts of tape to hold the infant tightly.
B)place the tape with the adhesive side in touch with the infant's skin to hold better.
C)wrap the tape around the patient tightly to create an awareness of the importance of radiation protection.
D)twist the tape so the nonadhesive side is against the infant's skin.