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IMMOBILIZATION TECHNIQUES. Diagnostic Radiograph. Correct positioning of the patient Adequate use of contrast material Good contrast and density Answers question that prompted exam. Motion. Blurry Radiograph Will a blurry x-ray help the patient ?. Immobilization Techniques.

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Immobilization techniques

IMMOBILIZATION TECHNIQUES


Diagnostic radiograph

Diagnostic Radiograph

  • Correct positioning of the patient

  • Adequate use of contrast material

  • Good contrast and density

  • Answers question that prompted exam


Motion

Motion

  • Blurry Radiograph

  • Will a blurry x-ray help the patient ?


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Immobilization Techniques

  • Scope of Immobilization Techniques

  • Routine Applications

  • Special Applications


Importance of immobilization

Importance of Immobilization

  • Decrease motion

  • Improves radiation protection practices

  • Protects patients from injury

  • Provides comfort to patient during exam

  • Improves the communication to the patient from the technologist.


Immobilization improves the exam

Immobilization Improves the Exam

  • Communication

  • Sponges

  • Velcro Straps

  • Sandbags

  • Head Clamps

  • Tape


Children

Children

  • Get down to child size

  • Kindness

  • Patience


Pediatric immobilization

Pediatric Immobilization

  • Communication

  • Sheets

  • Tape

  • Velcro straps

  • Octastop board

  • Pigg-O-Stat


Immobilization for pediatrics

Immobilization for Pediatrics


Immobilization techniques

  • PEDS…… CONTINUED

  • OCTASTOP BOARD

    COMMUNICATION IS A MUST !!


Trauma

Trauma

  • Cervical Collars

  • Backboards

  • Spine boards

  • Splints

  • Tape

  • Cardboard


Review

Review

  • Communication

  • Patient Assessment

  • Immobilization Techniques


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