Mobile imaging is performed routinely on extremely ill patients in areas such as the trauma unit, ICU and CCU who cannot travel to the main radiography department, patients who cannot be moved due to isolation precautions and patients undergoing surgical procedures. Although mobile imaging will require the same patient positioning skills, the placement of the patient in an uncontrolled environment can make positioning and imaging difficult. The radiographs should be as consistent as possible with similar contrast, density and positioning to ensure an accurate diagnosis.
Olive Peart, MS, RT(R)(M), is a SME Writer with Relias. She is an established author, radiographer and educator with years of experience as a radiologic technology program director. She has authored several radiology and mammography related textbooks. She also volunteers with RAD-AID international and served as a program manager with the Asha Jyoti: Women's Healthcare Mobile Outreach Programme, Chandigarh, India and currently serves as RAD-AID's Chief Mammography Technologist for the RAD-AID USA Women's Health Initiative.
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