Medical Imaging for Persons with Mobility Limitations

  • Meredith GammonsEmail author


Mobility disabilities may be permanent, temporary, or relieved with therapy or medication. They can range from a spinal cord injury, amputation, back disorder, cerebral palsy, or neuromuscular disorder to multiple sclerosis, arthritis, and fibromyalgia. Many disabilities lead to the use of mobility devices (i.e., canes, crutches, walkers, wheelchairs, motorized aids, and stretchers). A team of dedicated professionals and their tools are able to assist in meeting those challenges. Although each imaging modality is unique, their unified goal is to improve healthcare results and provide a safe patient experience.



American College of Radiology


Americans with Disabilities Act


Computed tomography


Dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry


Fluorodeoxyglucose radioactive marker for PET




Mammography Quality Standards Act of 1992


Magnetic resonance imaging


Positron emission tomography


Peripherally inserted central catheter


Temporomandibular joint


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Novant HealthWinston-SalemUSA

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