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


( Last Updated : February 22, 2016)
Project Line:
Health Technology Review
Project Sub Line:
Summary with Critical Appraisal
Project Number:
RC0752-000

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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.