review of the current literature is to identify findings relevant to radiographical context.
Methods: Literature searching was performed using Science Direct and Medline databases. The search was limited to articles published in the last ten years to remain current and excluded studies containing participants less than 17 years of age. In total 14 studies were acquired; three were excluded as they were not relevant. The remaining 11 studies were compared and reviewed.
Discussion: Eight of the studies used ‘healthy’ participants and three used symptomatic participants. Nine studies explored interface pressure with a range of pressure mat technologies, two studies measured shear (MRI finite element modelling, and a non-invasive instrument), and one looked at blood flow and haemoglobin oxygenation. A range of surfaces were considered from trauma, nursing and surgical backgrounds for their ability to reduce pressure including standard mattresses, high specification mattresses, rigid and soft layer spine boards, various overlays (gel, air filled, foam).
Conclusion: The current literature is not appropriate for the radiographic patient and cannot be extrapolated to a radiologic context. Sufficient evidence is presented in this review to support the need for further work specific to radiography in order to minimise the development of PU in at risk patients.
|Title of host publication||OPTIMAX 2014 – radiation dose and image quality optimisation in medical imaging|
|Place of Publication||Lisbon, Portugal|
|Publication status||Published - 2015|
|Event||OPTIMAX 2014: radiation dose and image quality optimisation in medical imaging - Lisbon , Portugal|
Duration: 1 Aug 2014 → 31 Aug 2014
|Period||1/08/14 → 31/08/14|
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