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An X-Ray Tilting i Table

��After the Patient Is Once on the Table He Remains There Until a Complete Examination Has Been Made and Radiographs Taken

At the Rear of the Table There Is a Tube Carrier Which Moves Automatic- ally with the Screen at Which the Phy- sician Is Looking

����X-RAY photographs oi patients in all possible positions to suit the \'arious conditions with which the physician or surgeon has to deal are made conveniently with a "tube tilt-table,"

��invented by Claude E. Campbell, of Lynn, Massachusetts. The device combines in one compact mechanism se\eral pieces of apparatus.

One of the accompanying photo- graphs shows the table as used for fluoroscopic examination of the pa- tient, who is standing between the fluoroscopic screen and the table. At the rear of the table is a tube carrier which mo\-es automatically witli the screen at which the doctor is looking, making it possible to examine the l)atient's trunk without mo\ing him. The patient and the operator are protected from the X-Ray.

In the other illustration, the patient is shown on a table tilted down for taking an X-Ray photograph. For the fluoroscopic examination, the screen — not shown in this picture — would be placed o\er the patient. For makinsa; a radiograph the plate would be placed under the patient and the current thrown in the tube holder above the patient. The table can be tilted and locked at whatever angle may be most con\'cnicnt.

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