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Diagnostic imaging

Schultz, G., Phillips, R. and Cooley, J. (1993) Diagnostic imaging. In: Haldeman, S., Chapman-Smith, D. and Petersen, D.M., (eds.) Guidelines for Chiropractic Quality Assurance and Practice Parameters. Aspen Publishers, Inc, Gaithersburg, Maryland, pp. 11-34.

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The fundamental purpose of diagnostic imaging is to gain information to aid diagnosis, prognosis and therapy. Studies are performed to confirm or contribute to the clinical picture. Each study requires the informed consent of the patient and appropriate documentation.

Diagnostic imaging is a field which has undergone revolutionary changes because of the explosion of advanced imaging technology. The rapid advancement of technology and information means that it is not possible to write static guidelines regarding diagnostic imaging.

Diagnostic imaging, especially plain film radiography, continues to be a mainstay in the assessment of chiropractic patients. This document presents current knowledge regarding the proper utilization of diagnostic imaging in the assessment of chiropractic patients. An overview of diagnostic imaging in regards to education, services, patient selection, imaging modalities and recommendations is presented. It is beyond the scope of this paper to discuss all available radiology services.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Publisher: Aspen Publishers, Inc
Copyright: 1993 Aspen Publishers, Inc
Notes: These are the Proceedings of a Consensus Conference Commissioned by the Congress of Chiropractic State Associations Held at the Mercy Conference Center. Burlingame, California, USA. 25 - 30 January, 1992.
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