After many attempts at arteriography in surgery without a Bucky table, using grid cassettes, etc., I felt that the Bucky was a "must." The cost of a portable Bucky for 14×17 films ($350 and up) was prohibitive for each hospital to finance. When the genitourological table is used in combination with a regular operating-room table, the Bucky is available; but the G. U. table is so wide and cumbersome that surgery is a chore and the constant bending over is the source of many backaches. Grid cassettes give fair films, but not truly satisfactory detail.
The only Bucky that is readily available in each operating suite is that on the G. U. table; therefore, after examining several, I found that by removing four small bolts on many of the tables, and no more than eight bolts from most tables, either the Bucky alone or the entire table top could be
COLT JD. Readily Available Bucky for Use in Surgery. AMA Arch Surg. 1959;78(4):550. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1959.04320040046013