Begin main content

Portable versus Fixed X-ray Equipment: A Review of the Clinical Effectiveness, Cost-effectiveness, and Guidelines

Last updated: February 22, 2016
Project Number: RC0752-000
Product Line: Rapid Response
Research Type: Devices and Systems
Report Type: Summary with Critical Appraisal
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 for the use of portable x-ray equipment?

Key Message

There was no evidence found from the literature search comparing the clinical or cost-effectiveness of portable X-ray to fixed X-ray. No guidelines on the use of portable X-ray were identified from the literature search.