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September 15, 1956


JAMA. 1956;162(3):193-194. doi:10.1001/jama.1956.72970200002008a

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A mobile radiotranslucent litter-table with a Bucky diaphragm was constructed in our department as a result of a continually growing need for better radio

graphic procedures for bedside use and adaptable to the limitation of motion in seriously ill patients needing radiographic studies. Our table is also adapted for magnification techniques. We had investigated commercially available tables and had found nothing meeting our requirements. Several radiotranslucent tables obtainable on the market were of the type with supports under the table preventing use with an adjustable Bucky diaphragm stand. Our basic table is sufficiently strong to be safe for use with a mobile Bucky diaphragm stand, and it may be equipped with an attached Bucky diaphragm as we have done.

The table is constructed with a radiotranslucent top mounted on solid legs at the extreme ends and is equipped with lock wheels. For the comfort of some patients with back injuries,

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