Eye Strain for Radiologists: Bias Lighting Could Be The Solution

Posted by Kristen Nielsen on May 16, 2019 11:55:29 AM

shifty eyes GIF by Gabo LaraHealthcare professionals are the ones everyone turns to for life’s ailments, but this doesn’t make them immune to their own health risks. 

With the advancements in technology and reading, radiologists have found themselves confined to long hours behind a desk and in front of computer screens. With this shift comes various visual and musculoskeletal problems that are related to excessive computer use.

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Topics: Ergonomics, PACS Radiology Workstation Furniture, Lighting, Eye Strain, Imaging Desks

Everyone Is Saying Sitting Is the New Smoking: Is it True?

Posted by Mike Graham on Mar 8, 2016 1:49:46 PM

Why are health experts saying that sitting is the new smoking? Well, everyone knows the health effects of smoking, and the sooner everyone realizes that sitting can also be immensely harmful the better. Hopefully, you will jump out of your chair when you find out that:

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Topics: Health, Height Adjustable Workstations, Ergonomics

Monitor Distance and Viewing Angles: Is Your Imaging Desk Set Up Properly?

Posted by Mike Graham on May 8, 2015 3:47:00 PM

Too_CloseIt is a known fact that the optimum monitor placement would locate users monitors equal distance from the user’s eyes in order to minimize the need for the eyes to refocus when looking from screen to screen, thus reducing eye strain. 

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Topics: Ergonomics, Eye Strain, Imaging Desks

Common, Preventable, Workplace Injuries for Radiologists

Posted by Mike Graham on Mar 18, 2015 6:00:00 AM

KeyboardAs a radiologist, it's no doubt that you spend a rather significant amount of time at a desk, behind a computer. The physical toll it takes on your body has to have crossed your mind. Not only do you risk becoming ill from germs on your keyboard and work surfaces, but you can also injure yourself. One of the most common preventable injuries amongst someone who spends a significant amount of time at a desk is related to the placement of the keyboard. Keyboard orientation is important to reduce muscular skeletal injuries. Whether sitting or standing, maintaining neutral alignment of the wrist along with an approximate 90 degree forearm-to-upper-arm relationship will significantly reduce the opportunity of injury.

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Topics: Health, Ergonomics, PACS Radiology Workstation Furniture, Imaging Desks