Fluoroscopy - #30

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Learn necessary positioning and mobility requirements for geriatric patients undergoing a fluoroscopic study.

Geriatric patient in fluoroscopic studies

Performing a fluoroscopic radiologic study on geriatric patients with varying degrees of mobility.

Clinicians should understand the necessary positioning and mobility requirements for patients undergoing a fluoroscopic study, as geriatric patients are more likely to have mobility and musculoskeletal constraints that limit the ability to perform ordered studies. Knowledge of positioning may help clinicians anticipate the benefit of each study in a particular patient.

Provide clinicians with a basic knowledge of the technical factors involved in common fluoroscopic studies performed on the geriatric patient.

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This GFF ___ my competence in geriatrics.

John Petronovich MD, Matthew Koeberl MD, Steven Denson MD, Joseph Budovec MD

Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin