Radiographic assessment of splinting bandages

R Wytch, G P Ashcroft, G McKenzie, D Wardlaw, W M Ledingham, George Patrick Ashcroft

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

12 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

The physical attenuation of X-rays by a variety of splinting bandages was measured and compared with the subjective opinion of nine radiologists. The radiolucency of the bandages and their interference with the interpretation of bony detail on radiographs (using a radiographic knee phantom) was assessed. Plaster-of-Paris (POP) bandages produced the greatest attenuation of X-rays and the greatest interference with interpretation of bony detail. All the polyurethane resin impregnated fabric bandages produced less attenuation than POP, but variations occurred due to the fabric type and knit of the bandage. The lowest attenuation occurred in those bandages using cotton, polyester or polypropylene fabric, and in all but one instance these caused least interference in radiographic interpretation. The exception was the polyester bandage, where the coarse knit of the fabric produced a large difference in X-ray beam absorption between the air spaces and the bandage. The distracting mesh pattern on the radiograph interfered with radiographic visualization. The glass fibre bandages caused intermediate attenuation, being better than POP but not as radiolucent as the non-glass fabrics.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)41-4
Number of pages4
JournalInjury
Volume22
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1991

Fingerprint

Bandages
Calcium Sulfate
Polyesters
X-Rays
Imaging Phantoms
Polyurethanes
Polypropylenes
Knee
Air

Cite this

Wytch, R., Ashcroft, G. P., McKenzie, G., Wardlaw, D., Ledingham, W. M., & Ashcroft, G. P. (1991). Radiographic assessment of splinting bandages. Injury, 22(1), 41-4.

Radiographic assessment of splinting bandages. / Wytch, R; Ashcroft, G P; McKenzie, G; Wardlaw, D; Ledingham, W M; Ashcroft, George Patrick.

In: Injury, Vol. 22, No. 1, 1991, p. 41-4.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Wytch, R, Ashcroft, GP, McKenzie, G, Wardlaw, D, Ledingham, WM & Ashcroft, GP 1991, 'Radiographic assessment of splinting bandages' Injury, vol. 22, no. 1, pp. 41-4.
Wytch R, Ashcroft GP, McKenzie G, Wardlaw D, Ledingham WM, Ashcroft GP. Radiographic assessment of splinting bandages. Injury. 1991;22(1):41-4.
Wytch, R ; Ashcroft, G P ; McKenzie, G ; Wardlaw, D ; Ledingham, W M ; Ashcroft, George Patrick. / Radiographic assessment of splinting bandages. In: Injury. 1991 ; Vol. 22, No. 1. pp. 41-4.
@article{7d522ea8f7bd44d7b4e748f2adea3fd9,
title = "Radiographic assessment of splinting bandages",
abstract = "The physical attenuation of X-rays by a variety of splinting bandages was measured and compared with the subjective opinion of nine radiologists. The radiolucency of the bandages and their interference with the interpretation of bony detail on radiographs (using a radiographic knee phantom) was assessed. Plaster-of-Paris (POP) bandages produced the greatest attenuation of X-rays and the greatest interference with interpretation of bony detail. All the polyurethane resin impregnated fabric bandages produced less attenuation than POP, but variations occurred due to the fabric type and knit of the bandage. The lowest attenuation occurred in those bandages using cotton, polyester or polypropylene fabric, and in all but one instance these caused least interference in radiographic interpretation. The exception was the polyester bandage, where the coarse knit of the fabric produced a large difference in X-ray beam absorption between the air spaces and the bandage. The distracting mesh pattern on the radiograph interfered with radiographic visualization. The glass fibre bandages caused intermediate attenuation, being better than POP but not as radiolucent as the non-glass fabrics.",
author = "R Wytch and Ashcroft, {G P} and G McKenzie and D Wardlaw and Ledingham, {W M} and Ashcroft, {George Patrick}",
year = "1991",
language = "English",
volume = "22",
pages = "41--4",
journal = "Injury",
issn = "0020-1383",
publisher = "Elsevier Ltd",
number = "1",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Radiographic assessment of splinting bandages

AU - Wytch, R

AU - Ashcroft, G P

AU - McKenzie, G

AU - Wardlaw, D

AU - Ledingham, W M

AU - Ashcroft, George Patrick

PY - 1991

Y1 - 1991

N2 - The physical attenuation of X-rays by a variety of splinting bandages was measured and compared with the subjective opinion of nine radiologists. The radiolucency of the bandages and their interference with the interpretation of bony detail on radiographs (using a radiographic knee phantom) was assessed. Plaster-of-Paris (POP) bandages produced the greatest attenuation of X-rays and the greatest interference with interpretation of bony detail. All the polyurethane resin impregnated fabric bandages produced less attenuation than POP, but variations occurred due to the fabric type and knit of the bandage. The lowest attenuation occurred in those bandages using cotton, polyester or polypropylene fabric, and in all but one instance these caused least interference in radiographic interpretation. The exception was the polyester bandage, where the coarse knit of the fabric produced a large difference in X-ray beam absorption between the air spaces and the bandage. The distracting mesh pattern on the radiograph interfered with radiographic visualization. The glass fibre bandages caused intermediate attenuation, being better than POP but not as radiolucent as the non-glass fabrics.

AB - The physical attenuation of X-rays by a variety of splinting bandages was measured and compared with the subjective opinion of nine radiologists. The radiolucency of the bandages and their interference with the interpretation of bony detail on radiographs (using a radiographic knee phantom) was assessed. Plaster-of-Paris (POP) bandages produced the greatest attenuation of X-rays and the greatest interference with interpretation of bony detail. All the polyurethane resin impregnated fabric bandages produced less attenuation than POP, but variations occurred due to the fabric type and knit of the bandage. The lowest attenuation occurred in those bandages using cotton, polyester or polypropylene fabric, and in all but one instance these caused least interference in radiographic interpretation. The exception was the polyester bandage, where the coarse knit of the fabric produced a large difference in X-ray beam absorption between the air spaces and the bandage. The distracting mesh pattern on the radiograph interfered with radiographic visualization. The glass fibre bandages caused intermediate attenuation, being better than POP but not as radiolucent as the non-glass fabrics.

M3 - Article

VL - 22

SP - 41

EP - 44

JO - Injury

JF - Injury

SN - 0020-1383

IS - 1

ER -