The Lead Apron – Can we make do without it?
The purpose of putting on a lead apron in radiology is to protect patients from unnecessary radiation exposure during an X-ray exam, especially to shield the reproductive organs (testicles and ovaries).
Miss Siti, a 27-year-old lady was referred to our imaging centre for an MRI of her whole spine without contrast, having presented to her orthopaedic surgeon with a history of persistent mid back discomfort and tingling in her right hand for a few months.
Metals of the heart
Mr Tan, an 80 year old gentleman had a MRI conditional pacemaker inserted for second degree heart block and now requires a follow-up MRI rectum after a rectal surgery a couple of months ago. His son, a lawyer, asks our MR radiographer if his father is able to proceed with the MRI examination given this situation.
Radiology – not quite sugar or rice
Last week while driving to Botanic Gardens, a blinking orange light appeared on the dashboard of my Audi. Knowing nothing about cars, I brought it to the designated service centre.
As of 13:20 hours 26th March 2020, there has been 471,487 COVID 19 cases worldwide with 21,297 lives lost. 114,696 people have recovered.
Preparing for your scan
According to Urban Dictionary, fasting is defined as when you consume no food or drinks, with the exception of water.