What Is A Mobile X-ray Examination
- An examination performed on a patient who cannot be brought to the X-ray department such as:
– Critically ill patients
– Patients requiring intensive care
– Patients with infectious disease
– Patients on critical life support machines
– Forensic cases
Types Of Examination
- Common mobile X-ray examinations include X-ray of the:
– Vertebral column
– Abdomen and pelvis
– Upper and lower extremities
Picture 1: Mobile X-ray examination using a mobile machine
How Is The Examination Performed?
- The examination is performed using a mobile X-ray machine.
- This machine can be moved to various locations as required such as wards, intensive care units, resuscitation bays and the mortuary.
- The radiographer will push the machine to the required location.
- The machine will be brought close to the patient.
- The radiographer will position the machine and patient for the examination.
- Before the X-ray exposure is made, the people nearby will be advised to move away from the area.
- After the examination, the machine will be pushed back to the department and the images will be processed.
|Last Reviewed||:||5 January 2017|
|Translator||:||Daud bin Ismail|
|Accreditor||:||Irene Tong Lee Kew|