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Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Eyes Up

We do a lot of pre-MRI screening x-rays.
Our protocol for any metal grinders or metal workers are 2 waters views. One with the eyes looking up and one with the eyes looking down.

You have to wonder about the person who discovered that MRI's and metal don't mix.

"Mr. Jones in a few seconds we'll start your MRI."
"Argh, my eyes! I'm blind!"

Tech writes in notebook: Note to self---pre-screen pt.s for metal in eyes. Metal+MRI=Bad!


X-Ray Geek said...

Have you ever come across anyone that was positive?? I think I had 1 in three years. They down graded the protocol to people who have actually had metal removed from their eyes. That significantly decreased the number coming through!

Ain't No Angel said...

never mind that!

Has anyine ever slipped through and had a shard of metal torn straight thrown their skull?

X-ray Rocks! said...

It would only take a tiny pinhead of metal to do a lot of damage.