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Medical Imaging for Persons with Mobility Limitations

  • Meredith GammonsEmail author
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Abstract

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.

Abbreviations

ACR

American College of Radiology

ADA

Americans with Disabilities Act

CT

Computed tomography

DXA

Dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry

FDG

Fluorodeoxyglucose radioactive marker for PET

IV

Intravenous

MQSA

Mammography Quality Standards Act of 1992

MRI

Magnetic resonance imaging

PET

Positron emission tomography

PICC

Peripherally inserted central catheter

TMJ

Temporomandibular joint

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Novant HealthWinston-SalemUSA

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