This is a guest-post by Robert Whitmarsh, RT (R), CNMT, Director of Medical Imaging Administration, St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center (Syracuse, N.Y.). [caption id="attachment_3528" align="alignright" width="274"] St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center in Syracuse, N.Y.[/caption] Our hospital retrofitted three of our portable x-ray systems with CARESTREAM DRX detectors, which are

[caption id="attachment_1433" align="alignleft" width="150"] David H. Foos, Clinical Applications Research, Carestream[/caption] In recent conversations with clinical colleagues, the comment was made that “our sickest patients get the worst imaging." On further investigation I found that in portable chest imaging, anti-scatter grids are infrequently used, despite their