Mobile Radiography - RAD05

Mobile Radiography

by Olive Peart, MS, RT(R)(M)
(4.6 / 731 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Radiologic Technology (1.00 CE Credit)

Price: $10.00
CE-PRO Price: $5.00


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.


The goal of this mobile radiology continuing education module is to enhance the healthcare provider’s understanding of mobile radiography and to review the equipment and techniques necessary for imaging patients in areas remote from the main radiology department. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Describe features, advantages, and disadvantages of the different types of mobile units
  • Describe the unique problems faced in performing radiographs on patients with isolation precautions or special medical needs
  • Discuss common imaging protocols to apply during a mobile imaging procedure, including transmission-based precautions, image consistency, radiation protection, grid use, and anode heel effect 

Approval Information
This course is designed for radiology techs.
This activity is approved for credit by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) for 5/5/2020 to 6/1/2021.
This activity may be available in multiple formats or from different sponsors. ASRT regulations state that an individual may not repeat a self-learning activity for credit if it was reported in the same or any subsequent biennium.

Course Originally Released on: 12/26/2013
Date of Most Recent Review: 3/30/2020
Course Termination/Update Date: 3/31/2023

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.

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Dustin M - SARASOTA, FL  ·  Dec 31, 2016
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Rosalie M - avondale, AZ  ·  Dec 28, 2016
I really enjoyed this course, mobile radiology is growing so fast that a lot of the information was new and exciting to me
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Mollie P - Rocky Mount, NC  ·  Dec 27, 2016
great review of mobile radiography
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Kimberly B - McKinney, TX  ·  Dec 15, 2016
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Denise S - Egypt, TX  ·  Dec 06, 2016
this course was very informative
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Price: $10.00
CE-PRO Price: $5.00