Radiographic Imaging (“X-Rays”)

IX.       Radiographic Imaging (“X-Rays”) 

A.        Overview

  • Radiography uses ionizing radiation (x-rays) to image any part of the human anatomy from head to toe. 
  • This technique is well-suited to the skeleton.

B.        Facilities, Technical Capabilities & Limitations

  • There are five radiography (x-ray) units available for human research. 
  • All units produce high-quality digital images.
  • Images are viewable and archived on the Enterprise-wide McKesson PACS; CDs/DVDs can be created as needed.
  • Radiology reports are viewable through SCM/AEHR and can be printed as needed. 

Unit

Location

Type

Table Weight Limits (Kg)

1


Second Floor,
Chandler Hospital,
Pavilion H

Siemens Luminos Agile

275


2

First Floor,
Kentucky Clinic (KYC)

Dell Medical OT C-15-T

360


3


4


5

SwissRay Formula DR

 

C.        Hours of Operation

  • Monday – Friday, 7:30 am – 5:00 pm.
  • Other days/times by arrangement.

D.        Personnel Resources

  • American Board of Radiology-certified, subspecialized Radiology Physicians (MDs).
  • American Board of Radiology-certified Medical Physicist (PhD).
  • American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT)-certified Radiology Technologists.

E.        Costs

  • Please discuss project and all applicable costs with Radiology Senior Research Coordinator prior to IRB and/or grant submission or renewal. 
  • Radiology costs include the technologist’s time to prepare and image the patient/human research subject according to protocol, process the image data, and archive the images to a CD/DVD if required by the investigator or study sponsor. 
  • Supply costs might be incurred, e.g., CDs, DVDs
  • Professional services by radiology physicians and/or medical physicists are negotiable.