Radiolucent Positioning Sponges are a Game Changer
Written by Teresa on December 11, 2014Posted In: Info
Artifacts in imaging come from a variety of sources - patient movement, the technique being used, the presence of metal. etc. Some of these things are obviously out of your control as a technologist. But that doesn't stop us from always looking for ways to reduce artifacts in the imaging process. One common complaint voiced by technologists is the problem of artifacts appearing from the use of standard (and may we say old-fashioned?) positioning aids. You have to use sponges and wedges during tests but when the results come back with artifacts, it feels like something that should be an asset is working against you. How frustrating! Well, Techno-Aide has taken this conundrum and made it an advantage by releasing our brand new radiolucent positioning sponges. Let's take a look at how these brand new sponges stack up against the competition.
Artifacts are a Thing of the Past
Radiology positioning aids are notorious for being the source of imaging errors. Sometimes they can be acceptable to radiologists, but not always. In certain procedures, by using traditional positioning aids, you're effectively rolling the dice on whether or not the image can be used after the fact. Why gamble with the imaging process when you have radiolucent positioning aids at your disposal? Get rid of the margin of error with these revolutionary positioning sponges. You'll see the benefit in your images immediately. Once you try these aids, we're sure that you won't go back to the old way of doing things.
No More Slippage During Procedures
Some radiographic positioning aids tend to be inadequate at the one thing they're intended for - patient positioning. Vinyl positioning sponges aren't known for being the most stable (not to mention that they're a notorious source of artifacts). They can cause a patient to slide during an imaging procedure and working against the patient's stability. Our new sponges are non-vinyl and ensure a whole new level of stability during an imaging procedure. The material provides a grip so that you can rest assured your patient won't be slipping or sliding during a test.
Cleaning is Quick and Easy
Some technologists have a problem with non-vinyl wedges because they find them difficult to clean. Cleaning vinyl positioning sponges is easier than many foam alternatives but, again, they tend to leave more imaging errors behind. It's yet another problem solved by our new artifact-free positioning sponges. They have a thin coating that makes cleaning quick and easy. If you'd rather not bother with covering the sponge with a plastic material, then you no longer have to. Disinfecting and cleaning these new sponges is so much easier than your typical non-vinyl sponges.
Trust us, once you try these new artifact-free positioning aids you won't need to resort to your old set of sponges and wedges. Radiolucent, stable and easy-to-clean, these innovative accessories are yet another example of Techno-Aide's mission to make your job easier. Browse our inventory to learn more about our positioning aids and our wide selection of radiology sponges.