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J R Coll Gen Pract. 1976 December; 26(173): 917–920.
PMCID: PMC2158426

Radiography in the home

Abstract

Modern portable x-ray units are light enough to be easily carried to the ill patient in his home; their output is sufficient for radiographs containing useful diagnostic information to be made of the chest, hip, and other regions, especially if a grid is employed. The skull is considered to be beyond the range of this method of examination, because of the long exposure times required, but gross lesions can be demonstrated in the oesophagus and stomach if barium is given. The radiation hazard is not considered to be a contraindication if appropriate precautions are taken.

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  • CANTWELL DF. Ward barium meal examination in acute gastro-intestinal haemorrhage. Clin Radiol. 1960 Jan;11:60–64. [PubMed]
  • Wartski SA, Green DS. Evaluation in home-care program. Med Care. 1971 Jul-Aug;9(4):352–364. [PubMed]

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