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Durable and Professional X-Ray Markers from Kemper Medical

Skull Markers

The Basics

R & L Elite Style 1/2" Positional X-Ray MarkersX-ray markers are a requirement for professional radiological technicians for the proper completion of x-ray diagnostics. Whether they are working in a chiropractic facility, a doctor’s office, a dentist’s office, a hospital, or a veterinarian clinic, these tools are a crucial factor in achieving an accurate and reliable diagnosis.

Radiological technicians are trained in the proper use of x-ray markers during the course of their schooling. They should be knowledgeable on how to use x-ray markers in their specific fields.

X-ray markers are referred to by a number of different names, most commonly:

The purpose of x-ray markers is to record information on x-rays. These tools are used for:

  • Recording the patient’s name
  • Recording the date and time that the x-ray was taken
  • Imprinting the radiographer’s initials
  • Distinguishing between the left and right side of the body
  • Indicating the position of the body at the time of the x-ray

Kemper Medical is dedicated to providing technicians in all relevant fields with high quality x-ray markers to ensure proper diagnosis, and therefore treatment, of their patients. These tools are an invaluable aspect of properly diagnosing a wide range of medical problems.

Our x-ray markers are manufactured by leading medical supply companies, all of which have earned a reputation for superior products. Kemper Medical is proud to provide high quality products to technicians, surgeons, and doctors at prices that are affordable.

How and Why Technicians Should Use X-Ray Markers

R & L 1/2" Button X-Ray Film MarkersProper radiological diagnostics, like all diagnostics, depend on recording relevant information properly. This is why all radiological technicians should understand how to use x-ray markers, so that patients are not misdiagnosed and improperly treated.

Rad techs need to know exactly how to position their markers within the main beam of the radiographs. Certain details need to be properly indicated as well, such as the left and right side of the body part that is being diagnosed via x-ray.

It is this left/right distinction that is the main reason for the x-ray marker. Failing to distinguish one from the other can lead to fatal misdiagnosis when it comes to conditions like:

  • Dextrocardia: Those with this condition have their heart situated in the right side of their chest rather than the left.
  • Situs Inversus: Those with this condition have all of their bodily organs located in the opposite side of their body.

These are the most obvious conditions in which a proper left/right distinction is necessary, but there are other, more subtle conditions where the distinction is equally important.

X-ray markers are required in virtually all medical facilities. It doesn’t matter if their use seems arbitrary, every x-ray requires a clearly visible mark indicating the left side of the body from the right in order to guarantee proper diagnosis and treatment.

X-Ray Markers Are Also a Legal Requirement

Personal Touch Photo X-Ray Film Marker: ImagesThe importance of x-ray markers go beyond their medical importance and into the realm of legality. Failing to use an x-ray marker in the creation of an x-ray diagnostic will lead to the voiding of its later use as a legal document in the event that a medical facility is involved in a lawsuit. Radiation must pass through an x-ray marker before an x-ray can be officially regarded as a legal document, and it must do so in a way that leaves a clear, legible print on the x-ray, indicating all of the required information for a proper diagnosis.

The initials of the radiological technician may need to be included on the x-ray as well. This is contingent on the medical facility itself. It may be a requirement that radiological technicians own their own signature x-ray markers that include their initials.

Various Forms of X-Ray Markers

  • Sun-Dial X-Ray Markers: This form of x-ray marker includes a rotating centerpiece used to record information around the marker’s face. This can also be used to record the amount of time that has passed between the patient’s injury, or time of patient admission, to the taking of the x-ray. The center dial can be used to record anywhere from a quarter of an hour to 48 hours. Radiological technicians can include a wide range of different information using these x-ray markers.
  • Skin Markers: These can be used to highlight certain areas of the skin for a more comprehensive diagnosis. These include scar tissue wire, lead wire markers, bb markers, and semi-translucent markers.
  • Mammography X-Ray Markers: These include a standardized set of abbreviations, all of which have been created by the American College of Radiology (ACR). The wide range of markers available in these sets allow for the labeling and identification of many different mammographic images via numerous imprints.
  • Positioning X-Ray Markers: Proper diagnosis and treatment sometimes requires an indication of the position of the patient when the x-ray was taken. Positioning x-ray markers are used for just that. They can also indicate whether the patient was supine or erect, or whether or not their body was weight bearing, at the time of the x-ray.
  • Informative X-Ray Markers: With these x-ray markers, radiological technicians are able to record information such as measurement standards, time elapsed, the date and time of the procedure, and the patient’s name.
  • Standard Left/Right X-Ray Markers: As adequately distinguishing the left from the right sides of the patient’s body is an invaluable aspect of proper diagnosis, for both medical and legal reasons, these markers fulfill an incredibly important role in most medical facilities. At the very least, medical facilities should have the standard left/right x-ray markers. They include red to indicate the right and blue to indicate the left, making left/right indication very easy.

Recent Developments In X-Ray Marker Technology

It may be time for you to update your x-ray markers, as great technological strides have been made in recent years. Some improvements you may not be aware of include:

  • Classic Elite Markers: These have been made specifically to meet the requirements of today’s imaging procedures.
  • Clip Markers: Attaching a marker to a cassette is incredibly easy with these markers.
  • Wafer Thin Markers: These accommodate new modern digital equipment rather nicely. They also involve an easy bucky clearance.
  • Markers With Copper Backing: These are great markers to use with x-rays involving high KV settings.

Why Choose Kemper Medical for Your X-Ray Markers?

We are dedicated to providing the highest quality products at the lowest prices possible. As a worldwide distributor of medical products comprised of the most cutting edge technology, we are proud to have a leading role in the proper medical diagnosis and treatment of people all over the world.

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Laser Safety Glasses Provide The Visual Protection You Need

YAG Argon Alignment Laser Safety Glasses - Model #

Argon Alignment Laser Safety Glasses - Model #300If you are looking for laser safety glasses to protect yourself from radiation, then you know full well that you are selecting for more than just fashion. There is a whole list of factors to consider, such as the type of exam that is taking place, or the location of the monitor at the time of the exam. You may be required to be in close proximity to the patient, leading to the risk of receiving scatter radiation if you accidentally look toward the direction of the reflected laser beam. In such cases, it only takes an instant before serious damage can occur to your visual structures.

Fortunately, Kemper Medical has the laser safety glasses you need to protect against these and many other risks that come with working around high levels of radiation.

We provide products for all industries that involve radiological risks, including:

  • Pain clinics
  • Imaging facilities
  • Dental clinics
  • Physicians offices
  • Doctors offices
  • Veterinarian offices

And more.

Why Radiation Protection Is Crucial

Ray Ban 8352 Radiation Protection GlassesMany technicians work in environments in which they are at risk of being exposed to radiation on a regular basis. It is this consistent exposure that is the main factor of concern. The average person receives very little radiation exposure throughout their lifetime, even when factoring in x-rays for medical procedures. The individuals performing these x-rays, on the other hand, are at significantly higher risk of receiving radiation doses on a consistent basis, which can accumulate into hazardous levels over time. This can lead to serious health problems.

The higher one’s radiation levels, the greater their risk of ionization – the breaking up of neutral atoms into charged particles. The breakdown of atomic structure inevitably leads to the breakdown of cellular structure, from which cancer can occur.

Our laser safety glasses are made to reduce the amount of radiation exposure to the technician (and patient). The eyes are not only highly sensitive organs, they are also particularly vulnerable to radiation, making laser safety glasses all the more important.

How Our Laser Safety Glasses Provide Protection

Our glasses are comprised of high quality lead to protect your eyes from radiation damage throughout each procedure, be it in an x-ray lab, a dental practice, or a hospital.

Our laser safety glasses will protect all of your visual structures, including:

  • Iris: The colored part of the eye
  • Sclera: The white outer layer of the eye
  • Conjunctiva: The mucous membrane covering the front of the eye
  • Retinal Blood Vessels: The tiny arteries and veins inside of the eye

Oakley Jupiter Squared - CE CertifiedBut most importantly, we provide protection for the lens, which is the eye structure that is most at risk. The lens is the clear portion of the eye. It is the structure that directs and focuses light onto the retina. This precious and sensitive visual structure is unfortunately sensitive to radiation doses, and can sustain irreversible damage most often manifesting in the form of radiation induced cataracts. These are distinct from cataracts that occur naturally with age in that they form in the posterior part of the lense. Radiation exposure to the lens can easily lead to cell damage or mutation.

Our laser safety glasses will protect your visual structures through the use of the high quality Schott German optical lenses, which are comprised of a lead equivalency of 0.75mm. We also provide frames with 0.50mm Pb Eq of side protection. Even with all of this protective material, our glasses are light and comfortable, making them easy to wear for long periods of time.

Kemper Medical provides a wide variety of laser protective glasses frame styles for maximum radiation protection. Our equipment has become increasingly popular in:

  • Cath Labs
  • Surgery suites
  • EP labs
  • Urological procedures
  • Interventional radiology
  • Pain management
  • Orthopedic surgery

Types of Laser Safety Glasses We Provide

Wiley X Legend Radiation Protection Glasses

Protective Glasses

Our Protective Glasses are both comfortable and stylish, and are easy to wear throughout your entire shift if need be. Whether it’s at a radiology lab, a medical office, dental office, or hospital, these glasses will provide protection without leading to discomfort or getting in the way.

These glasses are some of the highest quality laser safety glasses available in the industry, and when you purchase them from Kemper Medical, you are guaranteed to be getting them at some of the lowest prices possible.

Because we are dedicated to providing technicians with the safety they require at affordable prices, we also provide free shipping on almost all of our laser safety glasses.

Radiation Glasses

Ray Ban 6356 Radiation Protection GlassesWhether you’re dealing with direct beam or scatter radiation, laser safety glasses should always be worn. In fact, any time one is working in an environment with the potential for scatter radiation, they should be wearing radiation glasses throughout their entire shift. Unfortunately, many technicians avoid wearing them consistently as they find them to be unappealing or irritating. That’s why Kemper Medical provides premium leaded glasses that are both good looking and comfortable.

We also provide different prescription and non-prescription lenses so they can be worn consistently throughout your entire shift.

Leaded Eyewear

When it comes to x-ray radiation, leaded eyewear is crucial. We provide laser safety glasses comprised of high quality, protective lead for working around a number of different x-ray machines, including:

  • Traditional x-rays
  • Digital x-rays
  • CT image scanners
  • Interventional radiology equipment

Ray Ban 5268 Radiation Protection GlassesAnd more. Our leaded eyewear is especially important if you are working in an area that does not have a shielded control room. When retreat into a safe area is not an option, our leaded eyewear will provide the safety you need.

While seemingly contrary to intuition, exposure to primary beam radiation is less dangerous than exposure to scatter radiation. When radiation bounces off various surfaces such as medical equipment and even the bodies of patients, it can scatter off of multiple surfaces and make its way to you even if you are out of the direct line of sight.

Whether you are dealing with primary beam radiation, scatter radiation, or both, our leaded eyewear will protect your visual structures from consistent radiation exposure and provide long-term benefits.

Premium Leaded Glasses

At Kemper Medical, you will find premium leaded glasses at some of the lowest prices possible. Because we are dedicated to the health and safety of technicians in all radiological fields, we guarantee that our low prices do not mean sub par products. Our premium leaded glasses are comprised of high quality materials and created by the best manufacturers in the industry. You aren’t likely to find a better deal anywhere else.

Our premium leaded glasses combine style, comfort, and protection so that you will feel comfortable wearing them for as long as they are required.

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Benefits of Utilizing Radiology and Digital X-rays for Patient Diagnosis and Treatment

Radiology and digital x-rays help medical personnel to diagnose health problems in patients and then create appropriate treatment plans. Radiology and digital x-rays give doctors the capacity to look inside of the human body and isolate (or exclude the presence of) a vast assortment of medical issues. Also, dentists use x-rays to find the best ways of helping their patients.

Since radiology and digital X-rays make it possible to diagnose a lot of diseases and dental problems, they are valuable tools. In general, radiation is something that most people are afraid of, unless they know enough about it to understand how various levels of radiation affect the human body. This is why some people are still afraid of radiology and digital x-rays!

Some forms of radiology expose patients to more radiation than others. For example, dental x-rays generally expose patients to the same amount of radiation that they’d be exposed to during short flights on major airline jets. In contrast, with radiation oncology, patients receive radiation in order to treat their cancer health issues. With radiation oncology (radiotherapy), the radiation itself is the treatment. You shouldn’t compare radiology, which is imaging, with radiotherapy, which is cancer treatment. They are very different.

Technology is Moving Forward

When you choose to utilize radiology and digital x-rays in order to better serve the needs of your medical or dental patients, you will gain access to technology which is very advanced. Imaging has come a long way and more advances have been made in this area of health/dental care than in most other facets of medical and dental care. These days, ultra-modern equipment is available which allows practitioners to confirm their diagnoses, manage illnesses and monitor responses to treatments.

Almost everyone in America has gotten benefits from radiology and digital X-rays. For example, a person with a nasty cough might get a basic chest X-ray, whereas someone who got hurt during a game of baseball might have his or her bone “X-rayed”. X-rays have been around since 1895 and CT scans are considered to be one of the key developments in medicine over the past four decades.

Getting great equipment from respected manufacturers and making sure that you implement the best safety measures will be the key to getting going with radiology and digital X-rays. Expect to invest in a range of safety accessories, including lead aprons and thyroid collars. What you’ll need to buy depends on what you’ll be doing with your radiology/digital X-ray equipment.