X-Rays are part of a patient’s confidential information. Disposal of film must be done in a way that preserves the confidentiality of the information. X-Rays are also considered hazardous material that is toxic to the environment and human health
if not properly disposed of!
In our efforts to protect both patients and the environment Crown Information Management utilizes the following system:
- If the film is in jackets the paper jackets will be removed, shredded and recycled.
- The x-rays will be washed and the silver extracted.
- The left over which is a clear PET plastic will be recycled as well.