[Skip to Navigation]
December 1957

A Convenient Wall Holder for X-Rays

Author Affiliations

Whittier, Calif.

From the University of Southern California School of Medicine, Department of Dermatology.

AMA Arch Derm. 1957;76(6):788. doi:10.1001/archderm.1957.01550240106023

In spite of therapeutic nihilism, most dermatologists use x-ray therapy. The majority use x-ray cones (1) to standardize target skin distance; (2) to limit laterally the areas treated; (3) to prevent inadvertent tubehead ``drift'' closer to the patient's skin and an inadvertent overdose of radiation; (4) to cut down on the scattered radiation inherent in all x-ray therapy.

Cones have the disadvantage of being expensive, heavy, fragile, and bulky to store.

The wall-hung cone holder described below has the following advantages: (1) instant, easy access to all cones; or denting; (3) storage without waste of floor or table space.

Materials required are the following:

One piece, finished 27½×5¾×⅞ in., fir, spruce, or other semihard wood, edges and corners rounded

16 in. length, 1¾ in. diameter dowel, cut into: 8½ in. length, 30 degree angle (for 20 cm. cone); 4½ in. length, 15 degree angle (for 8 cm. cone); and

First Page Preview View Large
First page PDF preview
First page PDF preview
Add or change institution