X-rays for childbearing women - page 2

Hello once again! Another question I have for you all is about sending childbearing women for an X-ray. Before sending her to X-ray you ask her if there is any chance she is pregnant. If she says... Read More

  1. by   flashpoint
    Our x-ray techs ask every female over age ten, point blank, no matter what. Parents aren't allowed in the room during x-rays...if assistance is needed in holding the patient still, ect, they are accompanied by a nurse.

    I ask every female patient over age ten who has any symptoms between the neck and knees. Unless the patient is very young, I usually ask the parents to step out during some point in the exam...most of them know I am asking them to step out so I can ask the personal questions anyway, so I rarely get an objection...