Section II. PROTECTIVE DEVICES QUALITY CONTROL TEST
The protective devices test is to ensure that the lead gloves and aprons you wear
in the radiology room, the x-ray room, or the fluoroscopic exam room are safe for you to
use. They must not have any cracks or holes in them, and, if they do, the items will not
protect you properly and must be repaired or replaced.
a. Calibrated test object.
b. Radiographic or fluoroscopic unit.
The protective device can be checked with either the overhead tube or the
11-9. FLUOROSCOPE PROCEDURE
a. Check the gloves, aprons, and gonad shields for cracks and tears.
b. Set the control panel for fluoroscopy.
c. Place the items on the radiographic table.
d. Smooth the items as flat as possible.
e. Place the calibrated test object on the table for a comparison.
The test object standard should be a small piece of lead or lead equivalent
material that has been measured to correspond with the desired attenuating
properties for protective apparel.
Before proceeding, be sure to put on a lead apron.
f. Use the TV monitor or mirror optics to view the test items and compare the
densities of the test item with the test object.
The density of the test item should be equivalent to the density of the test