Most health facilities require radiological professionals. Whether it’s at a hospital, a dentist office, veterinarian clinic, or a chiropractic facility, the radiological professionals who work there will have plenty of knowledge on the topic of rad tech x-ray markers.
These tools go by a variety of different names, including:
The purpose of a rad tech x-ray marker is to give a radiological professional the ability to mark x-ray films so as to provide important data relevant to the x-ray. This data can range from an indication of whether they are dealing with the right or left side of the body, the body’s position, date and time the x-ray was taken, the name of the patient, and the radiographer’s initials. Kemper Medical rad tech x-ray markers should be used whenever x-rays are taken for medical procedures.
Kemper Medical provides a wide range of rad tech x-ray markers at low prices. However, low prices does not mean you are getting an inferior product. The equipment we provide is all manufactured by leading medical supply companies who have maintained a reputation for excellent products.
X-ray markers are an essential part of the x-ray process. If a radiological technicians has been properly trained as a radiological technician, they will have been trained on how to use these tools. For instance: they should know to position their marker within the main beam of radiographs.
The most important reason radiological professionals use rad tech x-ray markers is to distinguish the patient’s right from left. Without doing so, improper diagnosis of certain conditions can occur, including:
While misdiagnosing these problems can lead to some obvious medical failures, there are plenty of less obvious medical problems in which failing to distinguish the left/right side of the body can have disastrous effects. Rad tech x-ray markers are a requirement in virtually all medical facilities. A clear and distinct left/right indication must be marked on all x-rays, no matter how arbitrary it may seem in some circumstances. The proper indication of the position of certain injuries can be crucial to the health and care of the patient.
The necessity of rad tech x-ray markers in the medical field goes beyond their mere medical utility. There are plenty of legal reasons as to why radiological technicians must use these in their x-ray diagnostics. On some occasions, x-rays are used as legal documents, such as in cases where a medical facility is being sued. For x-rays to be officially recognized as legal documents, radiation has to pass through the marker so that it is visible and readable on the x-ray image.
Legally speaking, an x-ray must properly distinguish the left vs. right side of the x-ray. Many medical facilities also require the rad tech’s initials on the x-ray image, which is why they require rad techs to have their own x-ray lead markers that include their initials.
If you haven’t updated your x-ray markers in a while, you may be surprised to find just how much innovation has been accomplished in recent years.
Kemper Medical can provide all of these advanced rad tech x-ray markers. As a worldwide distributor of leading medical products, you can rest assured you are getting some of the highest quality medical products available today at prices that are affordable. Our products are essential to every radiation specialist, both medically and legally, for recording the information necessary for proper diagnosis and treatment.