Risk Management for Chiropractors and Osteopaths: Imaging Guidelines for Conditions Commonly Seen in Practice

French, Simon D. and Walker, Bruce F. and Cameron, Melainie ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5788-8790 and Pollard, Henry P. and Vitiello, Andrew L. and Reggars, John W. and Werth, Peter D. and Comrie, Dale A. (2003) Risk Management for Chiropractors and Osteopaths: Imaging Guidelines for Conditions Commonly Seen in Practice. Chiropractic and Manual Therapies, 11 (2). pp. 41-48. ISSN 1328-0384


Abstract

This article is the second in a series of articles dealing with risk management in the practise of chiropractic and osteopathy, prepared by the COCA Risk Management Subcommittee. Background: Radiographic examination carries risks that must be weighed against the possible benefits when determining patient care. Objective: The objective of this article is to propose guidelines for the use of imaging in chiropractic and osteopathic practice. Discussion: Plain film radiography, CT scan, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and other forms of imaging are available for use in chiropractic and osteopathic practice in Australia. The astute practitioner utilises these imaging procedures for clinical decision making in order to make an accurate diagnosis that will determine a patient’s management. This article attempts to guide the practitioner in the proper use of these imaging procedures for different regions of the body.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: No Faculty
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Date Deposited: 14 Feb 2022 05:07
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2022 04:38
Uncontrolled Keywords: Chiropractors; Osteopaths; Risk management; Australia
Fields of Research (2008): 11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1104 Complementary and Alternative Medicine > 110499 Complementary and Alternative Medicine not elsewhere classified
11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1104 Complementary and Alternative Medicine > 110401 Chiropractic
Fields of Research (2020): 42 HEALTH SCIENCES > 4208 Traditional, complementary and integrative medicine > 420801 Chiropractic
42 HEALTH SCIENCES > 4201 Allied health and rehabilitation science > 420199 Allied health and rehabilitation science not elsewhere classified
42 HEALTH SCIENCES > 4208 Traditional, complementary and integrative medicine > 420899 Traditional, complementary and integrative medicine not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): C Society > 92 Health > 9202 Health and Support Services > 920201 Allied Health Therapies (excl. Mental Health Services)
Socio-Economic Objectives (2020): 20 HEALTH > 2003 Provision of health and support services > 200301 Allied health therapies (excl. mental health services)
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/46121

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