Browning Ball
Positions Patient to Remove Scapulae from Lung Field

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Browning Ball
Browning Ball

Product Description


  • Hugging to the chest makes the Browning Ball effective

  • Arm Straps help patients hold still when hugging the ball

  • Medical Grade Vinyl Coating for Durability & Puncture Resistance

  • Easy to Clean and Disinfect

  • Color: Blue Steele (pictured)

Exclusively Combining Play with Hugs for Better Images


  • Use of the Browning Ball removes the Scapulae from the lung field of the image

  • No Artifacts in Image

  • No change in Exposure Factors **

  • Patient interacts with Technologist – Children like to play

  • Interaction often helps reduce the patients fear level which increases co-operation and reduces exam time

PA Chest Exam done AP

Annotated Image outlining Scapulae

Additional applications: Upright Abdomen / Kidney, Ureter, Bladder (KUB) Exams

The product weighs 2# 15 oz

The Browning Ball was developed by Bruce K. Browning, R.T.

The Browning Ball was featured in RT Journal, Nov/Dec 2007, author: Bruce K. Browning R.T.

**The ball may darken the image a bit. In CR / DR, the image can be easily manipulated. Clinical studies of use with Film / Screen systems demonstrate that use of the Browning Ball did not impair the Radiologist’s ability to diagnose.

Safety Shaped, Non-Rolling

Browning Ball - Safety Shape, Non-Rolling

How do I use it?
  • The patient is in the AP(anterior-posterior) position;
    standing, sitting, or in the bed, for the chest or upright abdomen.
  • The patient must hug the ball on the chest, resting the chin on the ball. (if possible).
  • Ensure that the hands or fingers are not in the primary beam.
  • For the Lateral position - raise the ball above the head.

Patent: US 8,556,507 B1

Browning Ball - A Toy Story

Browning Ball Instruction Manual For Use

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