Ask HRC: Recovering Water-Damaged Radiology Films

July 29, 2008 | Health System Risk Management


A Healthcare Risk Control (HRC) System member recently asked for recommendations regarding recovery of radiology films that have been water-damaged.

Damage to x-ray films is not unusual. Unfortunately, damaged films cannot generally be restored. By itself, water won’t damage the films. However, water will leave significant residue on the films and cause them to stick together; additionally, there may be...

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