Beginning a scan involves choosing your scan settings and calibrating your instrument to ensure accurate readings. Follow these steps to begin your range of motion scan:

Choose which test you wish to begin the ROM sequence at. For example, the Cervical Flexion-Extension is often a good starting position.
Setup the configurations for your range of motion scan. There are two ways to do this.

You can either click on “Start an Exam” from the home page, or you can click “New Exam” on the bottom taskbar.

Next, select the patient you want to scan from the list that appears and click on the “spineROM” icon.

From here, you’ll configure your scan settings (Fig. 1):

  • Patient: Confirm you are scanning the correct patient, if not, you may change him/her here.
  • Scan Purpose: Select what type of exam you will be performing.
  • Sounds: You can choose to have a male voice, female voice, or none as your guiding prompts.

After the settings are confirmed, click “Continue” to choose your test. Prompts will guide you to ensure that the spineROM is powered on. You will see the blue light flash on the face of the instrument. Click “Connect to spineROM”.

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