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Portable versus Fixed X-ray Equipment: Clinical and Cost-Effectiveness, and Guidelines

Published on: January 16, 2019
Project Number: RB1298-000
Product Line: Rapid Response
Research Type: Devices and Systems
Report Type: Summary of Abstracts
Result type: Report

Question

  1. What is the clinical effectiveness of portable x-ray imaging equipment versus fixed x-ray equipment?
  2. What is the cost-effectiveness of portable x-ray imaging equipment versus fixed x-ray equipment?
  3. What are the evidence-based guidelines regarding the use of portable x-ray equipment?

Key Message

Two economic evaluations were identified regarding the clinical and cost-effectiveness of portable versus fixed x-ray imaging. No relevant health technology assessments, systematic reviews, meta-analyses, randomized controlled trials, non-randomized studies, or evidence-based guidelines were identified.

Tags

ambulatory care, point-of-care systems, radiology, technology, radiologic, x-rays, imaging, medical devices, point of care, Portable device, Radiography, X-ray, x-rays, imaging, imaging modalities