[Diagnostic radiology using transportable equipment]

Gelinas H
Record ID 32002000412
Original Title: Examens radiologiques faits à l’aide d’appareils transportables
Authors' objectives: The aim of this study was to determine whether medical or dental x-ray services performed with transportable equipment in locations not intended for diagnostic radiology should be authorized in Quebec and if so, to determine under what conditions these services should be offered.
Authors' recomendations: This report concludes that it currently appears to be 'inappropriate' to authorize the use of transportable medical x-ray equipment in private homes and in mobile laboratory units. However, the use of such equipment is deemed to be 'appropriate under specific conditions' in a dedicated room within a local community service centres (CLSCs) or residential and long-term care centres (CHSLDs). With respect to dental diagnostic radiology, it currently appears to be 'inappropriate' to authorize the use of transportable equipment in private homes. The use of such equipment is deemed to be 'appropriate at all times' in a dedicated room within a CLSC or CHSLD and 'appropriate under specific conditions' in mobile laboratory units. Among the population groups identified as most likely to benefit from x-ray services through the use of transportable equipment are senior citizens, individuals with a physical or mental impairment, people living in an institution who are confined to bed or experiencing a severe loss of autonomy, as well as residents of remote communities. AETMIS hopes that this assessment will assist the policymakers in the health services network concerned by this issue in making an informed decision.
Authors' methods: Review
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2002
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Other
Country: Canada
Province: Quebec
MeSH Terms
  • Equipment Design
  • Technology, Radiologic
  • Radiology
Organisation Name: Agence d'évaluation des technologies et des modes d'intervention en santé
Contact Address: 2021, avenue Union, Bureau 10.083,Montreal, Quebec H3A S29, Canada.Tel: +1 514 873 2563; Fax: +1 514 873 1369
Contact Name: demande@inesss.qc.ca
Contact Email: demande@inesss.qc.ca
Copyright: Agence d'Evaluation des Technologies et des Modes d'Intervention en Sante (AETMIS)
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