I first learned scanning from the head, but I never felt comfortable
that way. If i tried to scan the left carotid with my right hand i had
my arm in the patients face, or so it felt like to me, if i tried to
scan left handed it was difficult to reach the controls with my right.
Also, I am very uncordinated left handed. So, I scan at the patients
side, sitting. I am very comfortable that way. Also, the images are
not backwards. :)
Don Ridgway wrote:
> This isn't what you'd call Earth-shaking, but there's a bit of a bet:
> What position are people taking relative to the patient when scanning
> carotids? I'm still of the old school, sitting behind the patient's head.
> Another tech tells me nobody scans like that any more; he stands at the
> patient's side, facing the patient, much as one would doing an abdominal
> scan but a bit farther toward the head.
> Could I ask for a bit of a survey? There's a lunch riding on this. You can
> reply straight to me so as not to clutter the Flownet up severely:
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> Thanks a ton.
> Don Ridgway
> Grossmont Hospital
> Grossmont College