Local Salisbury Business Man Designs Quality Control Equipment to Reduce Unnecessary Radiation Exposure for X-Ray Patients
Salisbury, NC, September 25, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- Steve Arey, Manager of Biomedical Equipment Supply Technicians of Rowan, LLC (BEST of Rowan, LLC), of Salisbury, North Carolina, is the owner and designer of a new piece of quality control medical equipment, the P+® X-ray QA Test Phantom.
According to Best Practices in Digital Radiography (2012), “The amount of radiation Americans are exposed to as a result of diagnostic medical imaging increased about six fold” in the past two decades.
While there is a current FDA Initiative to reduce unnecessary radiation exposure from medical imaging, there are few FDA regulations regarding a consistent, daily review and quality assurance for medical imaging equipment.
Through his many years of experience, Mr. Arey has seen a shift in the ways in which x-rays are performed (both with film and digital). Unbeknownst to the majority of patients needing x-rays, radiation doses are often far too high and can be lowered while still being able to obtain an accurate x-ray reading.
X-ray equipment should be routinely checked for optimal imaging performance and appropriate radiation dose. The P+® X-ray QA Test Phantom is a quality control instrument ideal for use by Physicians, Chiropractors, and X-ray Technicians to ensure superior patient care.
For more information about the P+® X-ray QA Test Phantom, contact Steve Arey at 704-636-4677 or visit www.X-RayPhantom.com.
Steve Arey, Manager of BEST of Rowan, LLC in Salisbury, NC, is the designer of the P+® X-ray QA Test Phantom. Mr. Arey has published articles about radiation safety and the effectiveness of using X-ray phantoms for preventing unnecessary radiation exposure. In 1990, Mr. Arey became the first Certified Radiological Equipment Specialist in North Carolina and the 105th internationally through the I.C.C.