Idea exchange: Use plastic wrap for your oral X-rays

January 3, 2019

Easy come, easy go. This veterinary technician suggests using plastic wrap for oral X-rays.

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Our hospital recently started taking digital oral radiographs, and getting the disposable plastic sleeve over the probe was extremely frustrating.

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One day, I decided to use some Glad Press'n Seal plastic wrap on the probe instead of the disposable sleeve. The plastic wrap goes on and off quickly and a little bit goes a long way. The other technicians and I have never looked back!

Kathryn Rainforth, LVT

Thorn Ave Animal Hospital

Orchard Park, New York 

(Photos courtesy of Kathryn Rainforth)