|PLANNING FOR X-RAY SECTION
|VA Menon-: NTI Newsletter 1965, 2, 38-41.
Insufficient technical understanding, poor selection
and poor planning result in procurement of X-ray equipments that
breakdown quickly. Some guidelines are given in this article
for planning and procuring x ray equipment for district level
hospitals. First of all, it is essential to have an X-ray room and
a dark room ready before ordering the equipment. Otherwise, the
equipment would lie in the sun and moisture leading to early repairs.
The X-ray room should be at least 16 feet 20 feet with a ceiling
height of 10 16 feet. It should be painted with light shade
of colour. Wooden panel shutters are advisable. Flourescent light
is not recommended as it leaves an after glow. Dark room should
be adjacent to X-ray room with light tight windows and an exhaust.
Powerline also should be ready before equipment is ordered. It is
extremely important to check the voltage drop and electrical
requirements of the equipment before ordering. It is better to order
a machine which can tolerate a higher voltage drop as it will function
more reliably under poor line conditions than the one which tolerates
only a low voltage drop.
|KEY WORDS: X-RAY EQUIPMENTS, PLANNING.