THE IMPORTANCE OF OPTIMAL PATIENT POSITIONING IN RADIOLOGY
The importance of good patient positioning cannot be overstated. Although it is not the only determining factor, it is vital. Without it, all other efforts are pointless.
Adequate and correct positioning of the patient is the basis of every successful radiological examination. Not only can it improve image quality, e.g. by suppressing movement artefacts, but good positioning can also increase patient satisfaction.
Patient positioning and the use of adequate aids have a direct influence on hygiene, efficiency and sustainability in radiology departments.