Message from the Editor
Welcome to our summer issue. As I write this, many frontline MRTs are facing unprecedented pressures because of COVID-19. As essential workers, they are juggling caring for children at home, and worry about relatives and friends and the anxiety of working in a rapidly changing environment. Our patients are facing delays in screening, treatment, and other imaging and medical services as we prioritize helping those who are sick or at high risk. Other MRTs are screening patients and helping behind the scenes, including administrative and educational staff (some of whom are coming back from retirement to volunteer). (Source: J...
Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences - May 30, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Amanda Bolderston Tags: Message from the Editor Source Type: research

Message de la r édactrice en chef
Bienvenue à notre numéro de l’été. Au moment où j’écris ceci, plusieurs TRM de première ligne sont confrontés à des pressions sans précédent en raison de l’éclosion de COVID-19. À titre de travailleurs essentiels, ils et elles doivent jongler avec les soins des enfants à la maison, les inq uiétudes à propos de la famille et des amis et l'anxiété de travailler dans un milieu en rapide évolution. Nos patients font face à des retards dans le dépistage, le traiteme...
Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences - May 30, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Amanda Bolderston Tags: Message du r édacteur en chef Source Type: research

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"Coping with COVID-19: perspectives of student radiographers"
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Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences - May 29, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Leng Woon Teo, Tanya Pang, Yong Jin Ong, Christopher Lai Source Type: research

Potential Infection Risk Control in the Radiology Department during Economic Recovery after the COVID-19 Pandemic
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Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences - May 29, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Lesheng Huang, Hongyi LI, Tianzhu Liu, Jun Chen Source Type: research

Artificial Intelligence in Magnetic Resonance Imaging: A  Feasible Practice?
In this new decade, artificial intelligence (AI) is being used extensively in various applications in medicine, especially imaging (including image processing and interpretation). Future possible applications of AI in imaging could include AI-guided intervention and AI-only diagnosis. It was first used as term in 1950s and, in the last few decades, it has developed rapidly because of the introduction of machine and deep learning [1]. Machine learning includes self-improving algorithms, whereas deep learning systems are designed to be multilayered, thus being able to perform human-like actions, such as classifying data and ...
Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences - May 28, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Aikaterini Solomou, Anastasios Apostolos, Nikolaos Ntoulias Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

Comparing Setup Errors Using Portal Imaging in Patients With Gynecologic Cancers by Two Methods of Alignment
Alignment tattoos on a lax abdomen contribute to misalignment of patients undergoing abdomino-pelvic radiotherapy (RT). The present study was undertaken to assess setup reproducibility in gynecologic cancer patients positioned identically but aligned for treatment to machine isocenter by two different ways. (Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences)
Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences - May 19, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Archana Singh, Shalini Singh, Karthick Raj Mani, K.J. Maria Das, Shaleen Kumar Tags: Research Article Source Type: research

Can Conformity-Based Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy Improve Dosimetry and Speed of Delivery in Radiation Therapy to Lumbosacral Spine Compared with Conventional Techniques?
Volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT) has generally been perceived as too time and resource intensive for palliative radiation therapy mainly because of the need for extensive organs at risk contouring. Dose-limiting conformity-based objectives can be automatically generated and are commonly used to conform isodoses closely around the target volumes during inverse planning. The aim of this study was to determine if conformity-based objectives can be used to create VMAT plans for lumbosacral spine palliative radiation therapy without organs at risk contours, which will improve conformity, dose homogeneity, and speed of de...
Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences - May 18, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Joanna Javor, Meagan Robbins, Tara Rosewall, Tim Craig, Conrad Joseph Villafuerte, Bernard Cummings, Laura Dawson Tags: Research Article Source Type: research

Cultural Diversity and the Importance of Communication, Cultural Competence, and Uncertainty in Radiography
Cultural diversity has been well-recognized as a challenge for health care providers in many countries, thereby stressing the importance of effective and sufficient communications between patients and health care staff. Culturally competent care is a key to day-to-day practice, and we must strive to provide optimum care despite personal differences. If the health care service is to provide culturally competent care, our radiographers are vulnerable and prone to errors because effective communication requires both cultural competence and knowledge of the language. (Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences)
Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences - May 18, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Minh Chau Source Type: research

Location and Diameter of Intracranial Meningioma as Predictors of Peritumoral Brain Oedema and Mass Effect
This study aimed to investigate magnetic resonance (MR) morphologic features of meningioma, which can predict peritumoral oedema and mass effect. (Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences)
Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences - May 15, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Udari Apsara Liyanage, Yasith Mathangasinghe, Pradeep Kumara Wijerathne, Sahathevan Vithoosan, Aruna Pallewatte Tags: Research Article Source Type: research

Transitioning to Full Field Digital Mammography in Nova Scotia: Using Interrupted Time Series Methods to Study the Impact of Technology Change on Mammography Volumes
Over the past decade, mammography has transitioned from film to digital media with promises of increased productivity and time savings. Between 2007 and 2010 in Nova Scotia, 10 mammography sites transitioned from analog to digital, providing a natural experiment to evaluate the transition (full-field digital mammography) on mammography with respect to changes in throughput volumes in a “real-world” setting. (Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences)
Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences - May 10, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Megan Brydon, George Kephart, Jennifer I Payne, John Blake Tags: Research Article Source Type: research

Factors Affecting Mean Heart Dose in Patients Receiving Breast Radiotherapy from 2011 to 2018 in a Single Institution
Breast cancer radiotherapy (RT) can increase the risk of cardiac disease with increasing dose; as such, reducing excessive dosage to the heart is a concern for clinicians. The purpose of the present study was to assess mean heart dose (MHD) in patients with breast cancer receiving RT, where it was hypothesized that MHD decreased over time. (Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences)
Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences - May 3, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Yasmeen Razvi, Erin McKenzie, Matt Wronski, Liying Zhang, Danny Vesprini, Sandi Bosnic, Lawrence Paszat, Eileen Rakovitch, Leah Drost, Caitlin Yee, Steve Russell, Claire McCann, Edward Chow Tags: Research Article Source Type: research

Toward an Improved Wrist View: Qualitative and Quantitative Investigation of the 20 ° Axial Lateral Wrist X-Ray
The wrist joint is a region of complex anatomy due to multiple bones articulating with each other [1 –4]. At the radiocarpal joint the scaphoid, the lunate and triquetrum articulate with the distal radius [1,2]. Extensive work over the past seven decades has been performed to attempt to improve the visualization of the wrist anatomy on two-dimensional plain radiographs [3,5,6]. The current protoc ol in our region is typical and includes three projections: posteroanterior (full pronation), posteroanterior-oblique (lateral rotation), and lateral (lateromedial). (Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences)
Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences - April 23, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Anastasia Gasheva, Colleen McHugh, Angela Scharfenberger, Jacob L. Jaremko Tags: Research Article Source Type: research

The Influence of Normal Tissue Objective in the Treatment of Prostate Cancer
The normal tissue objective (NTO) is a tool used in inverse-planned intensity-modulated radiation therapy to reduce dose spreading to the surrounding tissues. Only a few studies in the present literature are dedicated to understanding the influence of the NTO in radiation therapy planning in patients with prostate cancer or its consequences in the reduction of the dose in the surrounding healthy tissues. (Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences)
Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences - April 20, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Ademar Caldeira, William Correia Trinca, Thais Pires Flores, Fernando Mariano Obst, Claudio de Sa Brito, Marcia Medaglia Gr üssner, Andrea Barleze Costa Tags: Research Article Source Type: research

Less is more: Intelligent intensive care for SARS-CoV-2 based on the imaging data
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Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences - April 18, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Hamid Abdollahi Source Type: research

Structural Shielding Evaluation: A Case Study of the Radiography Room of a Rural Hospital in Jos, Nigeria
Most Nigerian rural hospitals constructed before the publication of the 2005 National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements Report No. 147 did not undergo a performance assessment at the time of construction. To avoid overexposure to ionizing radiation and to ensure adequate protection of patients, workers, and the public, the shielding barriers need to be evaluated to ascertain that they conform to this standard. (Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences)
Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences - April 10, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Samson Dauda Yusuf, Williams Lucas Lumbi, Ibrahim Umar, Zubairu Abdulmumini Loko, Abdullahi Abubakar Mundi Tags: Research Article Source Type: research

Assessing the Awareness of Psychosocial Initiatives Available to Breast Cancer Patients Undergoing Radical Radiation Therapy
The goal of this study is to determine if patients are aware of psychosocial initiatives available to them throughout their cancer journey and how they would prefer to learn about these initiatives. It has been proven that patients who participate in psychosocial programs throughout their treatment benefit emotionally by showing improved moods, less cancer-related anxiety and depression, increased knowledge of their illness, and better quality of life than those who do not. Studies have shown that lack of patient awareness is a potential barrier for patients not accessing psychosocial services and supports available to the...
Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences - April 10, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Emily Beech, Heather Reynen Tags: Research Article Source Type: research

Corrigendum to ‘Consistency of Organ Geometries during Prostate Radiotherapy with Two Different Bladder and Bowel Regimens’ [Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences 46 (2015) 380–387]
The authors regret an error in the abstract of the published manuscript. The published abstract previously stated, “All cohort 1 and 2 participants were asked to drink 250 mL of water 1 hour before planning and daily treatment appointments”. However, the correct text should state, “All cohort 1 and 2 participants were asked to drink 500 mL of water 1 hour before planning and daily treatment appointme nts”. (Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences)
Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences - April 10, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Mina Yaver, Ann Foo, Tessa Larsen, Heather Fineberg, Grace Zeng, Thomas McGowan, Glenn Jones Tags: Corrigendum Source Type: research

What We Know So Far (As of March 26, 2020) About COVID-19 —An MRT Point of View
1. What is the difference among the terms “2019 novel coronavirus,” “SARS-CoV-2,” and “COVID-19” and “COVID-19 Virus”? (Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences)
Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences - April 10, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Shao Hui Huang Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

Local Diagnostic Reference Levels in Interventional Radiology
Interventional cardiology procedures, during which live images are acquired, involve exposure to x-rays. The use of fluoroscopy can cause high radiation doses to patients and operators because of the prolonged duration of x-ray emission. For this reason, special attention and constant vigilance represent challenges for commissions and groups of experts in the field. The purpose of this study is to establish local diagnostic reference levels (DRLs) for these procedures, to improve radiological practice, and to optimize radiation doses. (Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences)
Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences - April 9, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Imane Ou-Saada, Soumaya Boujemaa, Mauro Campoleoni, Roberto Brambilla, Farida Bentayeb Tags: Research Article Source Type: research

Infection Control in the Medical Imaging Department During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Until March 25, 2020, more than 416,686 people have been diagnosed with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) infection in 196 countries and regions all over the world. Reverse transcriptase –polymerase chain reaction test of COVID-19 is the gold standard for diagnosis, but the shortage of supply test kits may not meet the needs of a growing infected population. Chest computed tomography (CT) has a high sensitivity for diagnosis of COVID-19 cases in the early stage and helpful for pat ients with high clinical suspicion of COVID-19 infection but negative reverse transcriptase–polymerase chain reaction screening [1...
Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences - April 9, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Dan Zhao, Chengfeng Zhang, Jun Chen Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

Cannabis and Radiation Therapy: A Scoping Review of Human Clinical  Trials
It is estimated that at least 20% of Canadian patients with cancer use cannabis to alleviate symptoms of their disease and/or cope with the side effects of their treatment. Most patients want to learn more about cannabis from their healthcare team, but most oncology professionals feel too uninformed to make recommendations. The purpose of this scoping review was to address this oncology professionals ’ knowledge gap, by summarizing the literature on evaluations of the benefits and harms of cannabis use before, during, or after radiation therapy (RT). (Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences)
Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences - April 3, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Tara Rosewall, Carina Feuz, Andrew Bayley Tags: Review Article Source Type: research

International Student Mobility in Radiography: Agency and Experience
The purpose of the study was to evaluate student exchange experiences to gain insight into what students perceived as benefits, challenges, and overall areas for improvement that might inform and enhance future exchange projects. (Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences)
Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences - April 2, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Catherine Gunn, Hesta Friedrich-Nel, Safora Johansen Tags: Research Article Source Type: research

A Multidisciplinary Approach to Implement Image-Guided Craniospinal Irradiation
We report our experience in developing and refining CSI planning and treatment parameters, using a 3-isocenter image-guided intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IG-IMRT) technique. (Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences)
Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences - March 31, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Winnie Li, Caitlin Gillan, Cathy Carpino-Rocca, Harald Keller, Normand Laperriere, Catherine Coolens Tags: Research Article Source Type: research

Optimal VMAT Delivery for Elekta MLC Beam Modulator: A Study of Collimator Rotation for Head and Neck Planning
Well-optimized treatment planning parameters are vital for optimum beam delivery in advanced radiotherapy techniques. The Elekta “Beam-Modulator” (BM) is a high-resolution multileaf collimation system where each individual leaf is 4 mm wide at the isocentre, without backup diaphragms and jaws. Its maximum aperture is 21 × 16 cm2, which results in a limited clinical use for the target geometry of maximum 20 cm in lengt h. The collimator rotation provides an opportunity to treat slightly extended treatment length with optimal target coverage. (Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences)
Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences - March 28, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Ghulam Murtaza, Shahid Mehmood, Maria Silvia Favretto, Stefania Cora Tags: Research Article Source Type: research

The Application of the Virtual Environment for Radiotherapy Training to Strengthen IGRT Education
This article discusses the use of the Virtual Environment for Radiotherapy Training (VERT) in supporting teaching on image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT) and image matching concepts. The authors review the capabilities of VERT and discuss how it is currently applied in undergraduate radiation therapy teaching. The integration of IGRT theory with hands-on image matching practice using VERT simulation in educational environments has many potential benefits. (Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences)
Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences - March 25, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Crispen Chamunyonga, Peta Rutledge, Peter J. Caldwell, Julie Burbery, Catriona Hargrave Tags: Clinical Perspective Source Type: research

Message from the Editor
Welcome to our first issue of 2020, and my first as the new editor-in-chief (EIC). It's an exciting but daunting task to assume this role for a journal that I have been involved with for many years as a reader, author, reviewer and associate editor. I feel extremely lucky to be following in the footsteps of John French and Lisa Di Prospero as past editors-in-chief. As the inaugural JMIRS EIC, taking the journal from its first inception as a society publication with a handful of articles in each edition, John built readership, impact and quality in our transition to Elsevier in 2008 as an indexed and peer-reviewed internati...
Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences - March 1, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Amanda Bolderston Tags: Message from the Editor Source Type: research

Message de la r édactrice en chef
Bienvenue à ce premier numéro de 2020, qui est aussi mon premier à titre de rédactrice en chef. Il est à la fois stimulant et intimidant d'entreprendre cette tâche pour un journal avec lequel je suis associée depuis plusieurs années à titre de lectrice, d'auteure, de réviseure et de rédactrice en c hef adjointe. Je me sens extrêmement choyée de marcher dans les traces de John French et Lisa Di Prospero, les rédacteurs en chef précédents. À titre de premier rédacteur en chef du JIMSR, ayant transform&e...
Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences - March 1, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Amanda Bolderston Source Type: research

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The Impact of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in Radiation Therapy: Considerations for Future Curriculum Enhancement
Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) approaches have caught the attention of many in health care. Current literature suggests there are many potential benefits that could transform future clinical workflows and decision making. Embedding AI and ML concepts in radiation therapy education could be a fundamental step in equipping radiation therapists (RTs) to engage in competent and safe practice as they utilise clinical technologies. In this discussion paper, the authors provide a brief review of some applications of AI and ML in radiation therapy and discuss pertinent considerations for radiation therapy c...
Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences - February 27, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Crispen Chamunyonga, Christopher Edwards, Peter Caldwell, Peta Rutledge, Julie Burbery Tags: Educational Perspective Source Type: research

The Value of PET-CT in Ovarian Epithelial Carcinoma: A Population-Based Study in British Columbia, Canada
This study evaluated indications for PET/CT, impact of PET/CT results on EOC management, and its added value over conventional imaging. (Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences)
Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences - February 26, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Sarah Aurelia Cook, Don Wilson, Maral Pourghiasian, Anna Violet Tinker Tags: Research Article Source Type: research

Radiographic Image Radiomics Feature Reproducibility: A Preliminary Study on the Impact of Field Size
Radiomics is an approach to quantifying diseases. Recently, several studies have indicated that radiomics features are vulnerable against imaging parameters. The aim of this study is to assess how radiomics features change with radiographic field sizes, positions in the field size, and mAs. (Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences)
Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences - February 21, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Sajjad Rastegar, Jalal Beigi, Ehsan Saeedi, Isaac Shiri, Younes Qasempour, Mostafa Rezaei, Hamid Abdollahi Tags: Research Article Source Type: research

On the “Flip Side”: An Autoethnography Utilizing Professional Reflective Practice Skills to Navigate a Medical Experience as the Patient
This autoethnography explores perception of personal role flexibility within health care after a brain tumour diagnosis. The experience provided the possibility of challenging and redefining my role in health care. I draw upon past research,  professional capability guidelines, and my experiences as an academic, practitioner, and patient to stimulate debate about patient and practitioner roles and relationships. I also emphasize the importance of reflective practice, effective communication, and patient-centered care in the health ca re setting, with a goal of improving the experience of patients, ...
Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences - February 21, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Kym Barry Tags: Research Article Source Type: research

Topical Sensor for the Assessment of Injection Quality for 18F-FDG, 68Ga-PSMA and 68Ga-DOTATATE Positron Emission Tomography
Calculation of the standard uptake value (SUV) and image quality in positron emission tomography (PET) hinges on accurate dose delivery. Extravasation or partial extravasation of the radiopharmaceutical dose can undermine SUV and image quality, and contribute to unnecessary imaging (time and CT dose). Topical sensor characterisation of injections has been reported, with extravasation rates ranging from 9% to 23% for 18F-FDG after manual injection. (Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences)
Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences - February 20, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Stephanie Sanchez, Geoffrey M. Currie Tags: Research Article Source Type: research

Improved X-Ray Safety, Quality Control, and Resource Management in Medical Imaging Using QATrack+
Management of a quality assurance program in diagnostic imaging involves a variety of machine types, multiple vendors, and a large number of frontline staff who have different specializations. Standardizing tests across multiple platforms in the face of vendor recommendations, regulatory requirements, and professional practice protocols can present challenges to maintain a robust and coherent quality assurance program. The current work presents a unique application of an existing tool that can be used to manage a comprehensive quality assurance program in a diagnostic imaging department. (Source: Journal of Medical Imaging...
Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences - February 18, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Lesley Buckley, Gary Heddon, Ian Byrne, Crystal Angers Tags: Research Article Source Type: research

Quality of Care of Medical Imaging Services at a Teaching Hospital in Ghana: Clients ’ Perspective
This study assessed the quality of care of medical imaging services from clients ’ perspective at a teaching hospital in order to inform policy. (Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences)
Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences - February 18, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Dominic Dormenyo Gadeka, Reuben K. Esena Tags: Research Article Source Type: research

Methods Used by General Practitioners to Interpret Chest Radiographs at District Hospitals in the City of Tshwane, South Africa
A chest radiograph is one of the first-line diagnostic tools for general practitioners (GPs) to diagnose, monitor treatment, and predict the outcomes of diseases. In district hospitals, after clinical examination, GPs refer patients for imaging in the X-ray department. Radiologists specialize in interpretation of radiographs and provide a gold standard radiologist report to help diagnose support and influence patient management. A shortage of radiologists restricts continuity in radiology services and causes a delay in diagnosis, compromising the overall quality of service to patients. (Source: Journal of Medical Imaging a...
Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences - February 18, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Khethiwe Margaret Sethole, Elsje Rudman, Lynne Janette Hazell Tags: Research Article Source Type: research

Examining the Relationship between Emotional Intelligence, Leadership Attributes and Workplace Experience of Australian Chief Radiographers
This study aimed to investigate the relationship between EI scores and leadership attributes of Australian chief radiographers. (Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences)
Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences - February 18, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Dania Abu Awwad, Sarah Jayne Lewis, Stuart Mackay, John Robinson Tags: Research Article Source Type: research

What is the Best Way to Plan Rectum Three-Dimensional Conformal Radiotherapy in Prone Position —Classic Anatomical Landmark, Three Dimensional Fitting the Planning Target Volume, or Volumetric Modulated Arc?
Traditionally, rectal cancer radiation therapy uses bony landmark fields to cover common lymphatic drainage sites, including the internal iliac, presacral, and perirectal lymph nodes. We aimed to investigate if bony landmark borders sufficiently cover the internal iliac nodes and to compare tumor volume and normal tissue avoidance using classic bony landmarks (c3DCRT), contoured elective clinical target volume (f3DCRT), and volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT) planning in locally advanced rectal cancer. (Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences)
Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences - February 14, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Yulia Kundel, Ran Ben Hur, Zipora Shochat, Zakharov Stanislav, Eyal Fenig, Baruch Brenner, Aron Popovtzer Tags: Research Article Source Type: research

Pan-Canadian Survey of Medical Radiation Technologist's Views Toward Evidence-Based Practice, Research, Barriers, and Enablers
To examine the attitudes, perceptions, enablers/barriers, and level of uptake of evidence-based practice (EBP) and research within the medical radiological technologist (MRT) community in Canada. (Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences)
Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences - February 12, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Kathryn Moran, Carol-Anne Davis Tags: Research Article Source Type: research

Building and Exploitation of Learning Curves to Train Radiographer Students in X-Ray CT Image Postprocessing
This study aims to construct learning curves related to the realization of standardized postprocessing by radiographer students and to discuss their exploitation and interest. (Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences)
Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences - February 11, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Claudine Zorn, Eric Bauer, Marie-Laurence Feffer, Elisabeth Moerschel, Guillaume Bierry, Philippe Choquet, Jean-Philippe Dillenseger Tags: Research Article Source Type: research

An Investigation into the Infrastructure and Management of Computerized Tomography Units in Ghana
In Ghana, there is a need to document computed tomography (CT) infrastructure and management systems for the development of interventions to promote CT practices while ensuring patient protection through the establishment of diagnostic reference levels and improved dose management systems. (Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences)
Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences - February 11, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Benard Botwe, Cyril Schandorf, Stephen Inkoom, Augustine Faanu Tags: Research Article Source Type: research

Learning in 360 Degrees: A Pilot Study on the Use of Virtual Reality for Radiation Therapy Patient Education
Patient education for external beam radiation therapy (EBRT) is traditionally delivered in verbal and/or written form, which may not provide a full picture of the complex, technical aspects of treatment. The purpose of this pilot study was to create and evaluate a prototype 360-degree virtual reality (VR) video outlining the technical aspects of EBRT to the pelvis as a supplement to traditional education methods. (Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences)
Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences - February 8, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Kalaina Johnson, Brian Liszewski, Krista Dawdy, Yannie Lai, Merrylee McGuffin Tags: Research Article Source Type: research

Exploring Tobacco Use and Smoking Cessation Best Practices From the Perspectives of Individuals With Lung Cancer and Health Care Professionals
Lung cancer patients who continue to smoke after diagnosis are at increased risk of treatment toxicity, residual/recurrent disease, future malignancies, and all-cause mortality. Guidelines including those from National Comprehensive Cancer Network and Cancer Care Ontario advocate for screening, counseling, and access to smoking cessation services for all cancer patients; however, barriers from both patient and health care professional (HCP) perspectives contribute to lack of implementation. (Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences)
Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences - January 29, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Yonatan Weiss, Bonnie Bristow, Dalia Limor Karol, Margaret Fitch, Alison McAndrew, Leslie Gibson, Arlene Court, Elaine Curle, Lisa Di Prospero Tags: Research Article Source Type: research

Computed Tomography Measurements of Hepatic Steatosis in Cholelitihiasis and Cholecystectomy Cases Using Unenhanced Images
Computed tomography (CT) measurements of hepatic steatosis can be performed using unenhanced CT images. The purpose of this study was to assess the occurrence of hepatic steatosis using unenhanced CT images for patients undergoing cholecystectomy or having cholelithiasis. (Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences)
Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences - January 29, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: İsa Çam, Ural Koc, Samet Genez, Abdullah Güneş Tags: Research Article Source Type: research

Dosimetric and Contrast Noise Ratio Comparison of Three Different Digital Imaging Technologies in Mammography
The purpose of the study was to compare the three most common technologies available in digital mammography based in the evaluation  of average glandular dose and contrast noise ratio (CNR). (Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences)
Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences - January 24, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Daniel Prieto, Miguel Chiva, Ana Maria Mart ínez, Miguel Cámara, Felipe Orozco, Juan Carlos de Andrés, Maria Jose Bejar, Ana Belen Capuz, Rafael Colmenares, David Sevillano, Rafael Moris, Juan David García, Feliciano García Tags: Research Article Source Type: research

Comparing Breast Conservation Surgery Seromas Contoured by Radiation Therapists versus those Contoured by a Radiation Oncologist in Radiation Therapy Planning for Early-Stage Breast Cancer
In the management of early-stage breast cancer using radiation therapy, computed tomography (CT) simulation is used to identify the breast conservation surgery (BCS) seroma as a proxy for the tumour bed. The delineation or contouring of the seroma is generally a task performed by a radiation oncologist (RO). With increasing patient numbers and other demands placed on ROs, the scope of practice for radiation therapists (RTs) is continually expanding, and the need for skills transfer from one profession to another has been investigated in recent years. (Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences)
Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences - January 24, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Sharon Oultram, Shane Dempsey, Peter Greer, Matthew Clapham Tags: Research Article Source Type: research

Is Dual-Axis Rotational Coronary Angiography Radiation Dose Reduction Achievable in a Population with 100% Suspected Coronary Artery Disease? A Randomized Trial
Previous studies have shown a reduction in radiation dose and contrast volume using dual-axis rotational coronary angiography (DARCA), but this has not been replicated in a population with 100% coronary artery disease (CAD). (Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences)
Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences - January 21, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Jorge Szarfer, Federico Albornoz, Anal ía Alonso, Vielka Yurko, Federico Blanco, Rodrigo Blanco, Agustín Indavere, Gerardo Gigena, Juan Gagliardi, Alejandro García Escudero Tags: Research Article Source Type: research