A radiologist, assisted by an x-ray technician, instructed a patient to step up onto
the footboard of an x-ray table, which was in the vertical position. After the lights
were turned down, and the fluoroscopic exam was begun, the patient fainted, fell
and fractured his hip. The attending nurse did not send the medical records
along to the x-ray department. Is anyone negligent?
The attending nurse.
The hospital, the radiologist, the radiographer, and the attending nurse.
If the patient comes to the x-ray department without medical records, the x-ray
technologist should ________________ before undertaking any procedure.
Conduct the study anyway.
Check patient's vital signs.
Put the patient at ease and then proceed.
Ask questions about allergies, and other relevant aspects of the patient's
The radiology department should provide an accurate and complete recording of
the patient's examination on a(n):
DA Form 31.
Memorandum for Record.
X-ray requisition form (SF 519-A or-B).
Correct exposure factors should be used and _________________ noted.
Deviations from the standard settings.
The weight of the patient.
The amount of fluids consumed prior to the examination.