Reflections on leadership in advanced and consultant radiographic practice within the UK
This Educational Perspective provides an overview of how leadership fits into advanced and consultant radiographic roles within the UK setting. It draws on research in the area as well as reviewing some of the wider healthcare literature beyond the medical radiation sciences. The reflections outlined suggest how leadership at these levels may look and differ in practice. (Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences)
Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences - February 26, 2021 Category: Radiology Authors: Darren Hudson Source Type: research

RE: Perceptions of Canadian radiation oncologists, radiation physicists, radiation therapists and radiation trainees about the impact of artificial intelligence in radiation oncology – National survey
We read with great interest the paper by Wong, Gallant and Szumacher (2020)1 in the Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences on the Canadian radiation professionals ’ perspective on the impact of artificial intelligence (AI) in radiation oncology. Undoubtedly, AI has the potential to transform the future of healthcare.2 Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, we have admired the critical role of AI in diagnostic medical imaging to diagnose and manage COVID-19. As r adiographers and clinical educators in a tertiary hospital in Singapore, we acknowledge the points raised and would like to take the opportunity to dis...
Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences - February 25, 2021 Category: Radiology Authors: Yi Xiang Tay, Letty Chong Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

Dosimetry of pediatric chest X-Ray examinations in Togo
To assess the entrance surface dose (ESD) of pediatric chest X-ray examinations in order to establish a diagnostic reference levels (DRLs) in Togo. (Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences)
Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences - February 22, 2021 Category: Radiology Authors: Kokou Adambounou, Kouamivi Sedo, Am égninou Mawuko Yao Adigo, Lantam Sonhaye, Fabrice Sodogas, Victor Adjenou Tags: Research Article Source Type: research

Message from the Editor
In my part of the world (Alberta, Canada) March is a time of renewal as spring slowly begins and the days get longer. March is also the first edition of 2021 and this year we're excited to bring you a brand new way of publishing your work. (Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences)
Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences - February 18, 2021 Category: Radiology Authors: Amanda Bolderston Source Type: research

Message de la r édactrice en chef
Dans ma r égion du monde (Alberta, Canada), mars est une période de renouveau car le printemps commence lentement et les jours commencent à allonger. Mars marque aussi le premier numéro de 2021 et cette année, nous sommes heureux de vous présenter une toute nouvelle façon de publier vos travaux. (Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences)
Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences - February 18, 2021 Category: Radiology Authors: Amanda Bolderston Source Type: research

The Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences
Amanda Bolderston, EdD, MSc, MRT(T), FCAMRT (Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences)
Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences - February 18, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

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Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences (ISSN 1939-8654) is published quarterly (March, June, September, December) for the Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists by Elsevier, 230 Park Avenue, Suite 800, New York, NY 10169. (Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences)
Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences - February 18, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

Interventional radiology and the need for specialist status in the United Kingdom
The demand for Interventional Radiology (IR) has seen it become one of the fastest growing diagnostic and therapeutic clinical modalities.1 Involving minimally invasive procedures using radiological image guidance, IR can be used to diagnose and treat a wide range of medical conditions from uterine fibroids to deep vein thromboses.1 This rapidly changing field has seen many procedures previously requiring surgical interventions being replaced by interventional radiologists using image-guided procedures, reducing patient recovery time and improving health outcomes. (Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences)
Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences - February 9, 2021 Category: Radiology Authors: Preeti Sandhu, Randeep S. Heer, Binyamin Adio Source Type: research

Use of radiotherapy in breast cancer patients with brain metastases – a retrospective 11-year single center study
To analyse the use of radiotherapy (RT) and factors affecting overall survival (OS) after RT in breast cancer patients with brain metastases. (Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences)
Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences - February 3, 2021 Category: Radiology Authors: Anna Gullhaug, Marianne Jensen Hjermstad, Olav Yri, J ørund Graadal Svestad, Nina Aass, Safora Johansen Tags: Research Article Source Type: research

Assessment of the practice of pediatrics procedural sedation and analgesia for magnetic resonance imaging and computed tomography scan at a teaching hospital, Ethiopia, 2020: A clinical audit
The main goals of paediatric sedation/general anesthesia vary according to the specific imaging procedure, but generally includes anxiety relief, pain control and control of excessive movement. The quality of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computed tomography (CT) depends largely on immobility of the patient during the procedure, which is often difficult to achieve without sedation in children. Sedation is the depression of the central nervous system and reflexes by the administration of drugs. (Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences)
Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences - February 1, 2021 Category: Radiology Authors: Debas Yaregal Melesse, Zemenay Ayinie Mekonnen, Habtamu Getinet Kassahun, Misganaw Mengie Workie, Tesera Dereje Filatie Source Type: research

Customised weight-based volume contrast media protocol in CT of chest, abdomen and pelvis examination
Fixed volume (FV) contrast media administration during CT examination is the standard practice in most healthcare institutions. We aim to validate a customised weight-based volume (WBV) method and compare it to the conventional FV methods, introduced in a regional setting. (Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences)
Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences - January 30, 2021 Category: Radiology Authors: Lilian Poh Poh Yap, Jeannie Hsiu Ding Wong, Nadia Fareeda Muhammad Gowdh, Wei Lin Ng, Eric Chung, Ravi Chanthriga Eturajulu, Sue Anne Manushya Kaur Foo, Anushya Vijayananthan, Fadhli Mohamed Sani Tags: Research Article Source Type: research

Cardiac dose reduction using deep inspiratory breath hold (DIBH) in radiation treatment of left sided breast cancer patients with breast conservation surgery and modified radical mastectomy
Deep inspiration breath hold (DIBH) reduces heart and pulmonary doses during left-sided breast radiation therapy (RT); however, there is limited information whether the reduction in doses is similar in patients with modified radical MRM (MRM) and breast conservation surgery (BCS). The primary objective was to determine whether DIBH offers greater dosimetric reduction in cardiac doses in patients with MRM as compared to BCS with secondary objectives of documenting time consumed in counseling, simulation and planning such techniques. (Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences)
Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences - January 26, 2021 Category: Radiology Authors: Shagun Misra, Ashutosh Mishra, Punita Lal, Resham Srivastava, Mrinalani Verma, Sellepolyam Kaliyaperumal Senthil Kumar, Koilpillai Joseph Maria Das Tags: Research Article Source Type: research

Improving Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Two-Spirit Content in a Radiation Therapy Undergraduate Curriculum
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and two-spirit plus (LGBTQ2S+) people have distinct healthcare needs that may be unaddressed in many undergraduate healthcare curricula. The Radiation Therapy Program (RADTH) at the University of Alberta underwent a review of the three-year didactic curriculum using an online survey. The survey sought to ascertain if, where and how topics related to LGBTQ2S  + healthcare are taught. Results indicated that out of 10 RADTH program faculty respondents, three teach related topics. (Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences)
Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences - January 23, 2021 Category: Radiology Authors: Amanda Bolderston, Jackie Middleton, Cynthia Palmaria, Susan Cauti, Susan Fawcett Source Type: research

What information did pregnant women want related to risks and benefits attending X-ray examinations?
In connection with X-ray examinations of pregnant patients, good communication of benefit and risk is important to provide adequate patient care. Pregnant women often become concerned about the foetus and are unsure of the risk of malformations and the development of cancer. Health professionals who are involved in imaging pregnant women require specif knowledge about risks and benefits so they can convey information without creating unnecessary fear. (Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences)
Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences - January 15, 2021 Category: Radiology Authors: Anita F. Reitan, Audun Sanderud Tags: Research Article Source Type: research

TEMPORARY REMOVAL: A survey of canadian radiation therapists ’ perspectives on caring for LGBTQ2SPIA+ cancer patients
The publisher regrets that this article has been temporarily removed. A replacement will appear as soon as possible in which the reason for the removal of the article will be specified, or the article will be reinstated. The full Elsevier Policy on Article Withdrawal can be found at https://www.elsevier.com/about/our-business/policies/article-withdrawal. (Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences)
Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences - January 13, 2021 Category: Radiology Authors: Samantha Chan, Samie Ly, Jordyn Mackie, Serena Wu, Ashley Ayume Source Type: research

A survey of Canadian radiation therapists ’ perspectives on caring for LGBTQ2SPIA+ cancer patients
This study aimed to identify current knowledge, attitudes, and practice behaviours amongst radiation therapists regarding the LGBTQ2SPIA+  community to ultimately improve care given to this population. (Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences)
Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences - January 13, 2021 Category: Radiology Authors: Samantha Chan, Samie Ly, Jordyn Mackie, Serena Wu, Ashley Ayume Tags: Research Article Source Type: research

Correlation between contrast enhanced plaques and plaque diffusion restriction and their signal intensities in FLAIR images in patients who admitted with acute symptoms of multiple sclerosis
One of the most common demyelinating disorders is Multiple Sclerosis (MS), which can lead to extensive disability in patients. Appearance of active lesions can be an important sign of disease development. The correlation between the restriction of DWI signal, contrast-enhancement, and demyelinated plaque's signals were evaluated in this study. (Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences)
Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences - January 11, 2021 Category: Radiology Authors: Amin Abolhasani Foroughi, Niloofar Zare, Mahdi Saeedi-Moghadam, Banafsheh Zeinali-Rafsanjani, Masoume Nazeri Tags: Research Article Source Type: research

Imaging based flowchart for gallbladder polyp evaluation
Preoperative differentiation between neoplastic and nonneoplastic gallbladder polyps, and the subsequent indication for cholecystectomy remains a clinical dilemma. The current 1  cm size threshold for neoplasia is unspecific. The aim of this study was to improve diagnostic work-up for gallbladder polyps using sonographic and MRI characteristics of neoplastic and nonneoplastic polyps. (Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences)
Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences - January 6, 2021 Category: Radiology Authors: Sarah Z. Wennmacker, Elise A.J. de Savornin Lohman, Philip R. de Reuver, Joost P.H. Drenth, Rachel S. van der Post, Iris D. Nagtegaal, John J. Hermans, Cornelis J.H.M. van Laarhoven, Collaborator Group Tags: Research Article Source Type: research

Rates and reasons for safety incident reporting in the medical imaging department of a large academic health sciences centre
The objective of this study was to investigate the following rates of incident reporting in a MI department at a large academic health sciences centre: departmental incident rate, incident rates per imaging modality, and incident rates per incident type. (Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences)
Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences - December 24, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Peranavi Sarvananthan, Charis Lin, Taraneh Jorjany Tags: Research Article Source Type: research

Pre-radiotherapy pain intensity and health-related quality of life in patients with bone metastases at various vertebral levels
The spine is the most common site of bone metastasis from cancer and can be divided into 5 locational subsections, varying in mobility. The purpose of this research was to determine if the mobility of the metastases-bearing vertebral segment influenced pre-treatment pain intensity or health-related quality of life (HR-QoL) for patients about to receive palliative radiation therapy for painful spine metastasis. (Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences)
Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences - December 18, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Devin Hindle, ZhiHui Amy Liu, Tara Rosewall Tags: Research Article Source Type: research

An unusual case of oedematous prostate volumetric changes observed over the course of radiotherapy on the MR linear accelerator
The integration of magnetic resonance (MR) imaging into radiotherapy through new technology, including the MR -linear accelerator (MRL), has allowed further advancements into image guided radiotherapy (IGRT). Better soft tissue visualisation has led to some unusual findings. (Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences)
Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences - December 17, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Abigael Clough, Pete Bridge, Rosie Hales, Lisa McDaid, Ananya Choudhury, Cynthia L. Eccles Source Type: research

Pressure distribution analysis of X-Ray table mattresses
There is a risk of developing pressure ulcers from lying on an X-ray table mattress, if the mattress pressure redistribution properties are poor. (Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences)
Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences - December 15, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Nadi Alresheedi, Lucy Anne Walton, Andrew Tootell, Jo-Anne Webb, Peter Hogg Tags: Research Article Source Type: research

Perceptions of Canadian radiation oncologists, radiation physicists, radiation therapists and radiation trainees about the impact of artificial intelligence in radiation oncology – national survey
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is making a continuous progression into the field of Radiation Oncology in Canada and globally. While this field continues to evolve, there is no clear understanding about how radiation oncologists, radiation therapists, medical physicists and radiation trainees perceive AI and its ’ impact on radiation oncology as a discipline. The purpose of this study was to investigate the perception of these four Canadian professional groups about AI. and how AI will affect radiation oncology as a specialty. (Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences)
Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences - December 12, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Kristen Wong, Fran çois Gallant, Ewa Szumacher Tags: Research Article Source Type: research

Erratum regarding missing declaration of competing interest statements in previously published articles
Declaration of Competing Interest statements were not included in the published version of the following articles that appeared in previous issues of Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences. (Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences)
Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences - December 10, 2020 Category: Radiology Tags: Erratum Source Type: research

Development of nuclear medicine image quality assessment criteria for use in a technologist peer review program
A peer learning program includes the process of peer review, which is the act of performing a secondary review of a peer's work using pre-defined criteria. The Technologist Image Quality Assessment Criteria Project (TIQACP) was initiated to develop and evaluate such criteria for use by technologists for assessment of image quality in Nuclear Medicine (NM). (Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences)
Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences - December 8, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Jisla Mathews, Harinder Grewal, Caitlin Gillan, Ravi Menezes, Paul Cornacchione, Jennifer Catton Tags: Research Article Source Type: research

Maintaining Quality While Adapting to a Virtual Work Environment during the COVID-19 Pandemic
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Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences - December 4, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Erin Barnett, Agnes Cheung, James Loudon Source Type: research

Compassion fatigue and the effectiveness of support structures for diagnostic radiographers in oncology
Diagnostic radiographers working in oncology will have frequent contact with the same patients over a prolonged period. This can be mentally exhausting for the radiographer. Compassion fatigue (CF) occurs after repeated exposure to stressful situations and it can become overwhelming, leading to irritability and decreased empathy. CF has been known to affect many healthcare professions, however few studies have examined diagnostic radiographers, nor if the current support systems are suitable. (Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences)
Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences - December 2, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Scott Robertson, Andrew England, Delara Khodabakhshi Tags: Research Article Source Type: research

A Message From the Guest Editor
The theme of this issue was originally called “soft skills.” The phrase “soft skills” has been classically used in health care to describe the skills required to work with patients. But the term “soft skills” never felt right. Working with human beings isn't “soft”; it is, in fact, really hard. Many times, the technical skills r equired of health professionals are more straightforward compared to the rich complexity of skills required to effectively work with people. This people-work in health care can be humbling, challenging, and ultimately, extremely rewarding. (Source: Jo...
Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences - December 1, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Sue Robins Tags: Message from the Guest Editor Source Type: research

Message de la r édactrice en chef invitée
En anglais, le th ème choisi pour ce numéro spécial était « soft skills », une expression couramment utilisée dans le domaine de la santé pour décrire les compétences requises pour le travail auprès des patients. Mais cette expression ne nous a jamais semblé parfaitement appropriée au travail avec des êtres humains, un travail qui exige des compétences très solides. Il arrive souvent que les compétences techniques requises des professionnels de la santé soient plus simples en comparaison de l...
Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences - December 1, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Sue Robins Tags: Message from the Guest Editor Source Type: research

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Erratum regarding missing Declaration of Competing Interest statements in previously published articles
Declaration of Competing Interest statements were not included in the published version of the following articles that appeared in previous issues of Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences. (Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences)
Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences - November 23, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

Erratum Regarding Missing Declaration Of Competing Interest Statements In Previously Published Articles
Declaration of Competing Interest statements were not included in the published version of the following articles that appeared in previous issues of Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences. (Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences)
Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences - November 20, 2020 Category: Radiology Tags: Erratum Source Type: research

Erratum Regarding Missing Declaration of Competing Interest Statements in Previously Published Articles
Declaration of Competing Interest statements were not included in the published version of the following articles that appeared in previous issues of Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences. (Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences)
Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences - November 20, 2020 Category: Radiology Tags: Erratum Source Type: research

MRI physics and technical issues: Where do Italian radiographers search for information?
Our aim was to investigate the means radiographers and radiographers in training (RTrs) use to seek information on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) physics and technical issues. (Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences)
Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences - November 16, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Moreno Zanardo, Fabio Martino Doniselli, Caterina Beatrice Monti, Patrizia Cornacchione, Stefano Durante, Luca Maria Sconfienza, Francesco Sardanelli Tags: Research Article Source Type: research

The behavioural display of compassion in radiation therapy: Purpose, meaning and interpretation
Providing high quality patient care is a worldwide standard of proficiency across the radiographic workforce. As compassion and compassionate behaviours are considered synonymous with patient-centred care, the focus of professional practice throughout healthcare should be on a system that places compassion at its heart.Inadequate care and dispassionate practice have been blamed for failings within the National Health Service. United Kingdom healthcare legislation has been criticised for its failure to provide meaning or clarity to practical compassionate care. (Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences)
Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences - November 13, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Amy Taylor, Denyse Hodgson Tags: Research Article Source Type: research

Leadership in the radiation therapy profession: The importance of understanding the potential benefits and theoretical perspectives
The incorporation of leadership concepts is at the forefront of agendas to advance the quality of patient care and innovation in many healthcare professions. In this Commentary, the authors draw upon evidence from the literature to discuss the theoretical perspectives of leadership and potential value in radiation therapy practice. For the patients to be provided with safe and high-quality treatment, continuous change and improvement are necessary. Leadership has the potential to influence behaviour change for practitioners and core organisational culture. (Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences)
Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences - November 4, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Crispen Chamunyonga, Christopher Edwards, Peter J. Caldwell, Peta Rutledge, Julie Burbery Source Type: research

A scoping review of randomised controlled trials to assess the value of gamification in the higher education of health science students
In today's ever-changing technological landscape, novel pedagogical methods are very attractive for medical radiation educators trying to enhance their students' educational experience. This scoping review aimed to assess the evidence regarding the value of gamification as part of health science undergraduate education, in comparison to conventional teaching curriculum. (Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences)
Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences - November 3, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Elio Arruzza, Minh Chau Tags: Review Article Source Type: research

The strategy to develop newly joined radiographers in a COVID-19 world: a curated orientation programme
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Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences - October 31, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Yi Xiang Tay, Yu-Min Wei, Lian Ping Aw, Christopher Lai Source Type: research

Prostate or bone? Comparing the efficacy of image guidance surrogates for pelvis and prostate radiotherapy using accumulated delivered dose
This study assessed the impact of dosimetry to both the target and normal tissue when either bony anatomy (BA) or prostate (PRO) was used as surrogates for image guidance for pelvis and prostate radiotherapy using a dose accumulation process. (Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences)
Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences - October 30, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Vickie C. Kong, Tara Rosewall, Charles Catton, Peter Chung, Padraig Warde, Tim Craig, Andrew Bayley Tags: Research Source Type: research

Prostate or bone? Comparing the efficacy of image guidance surrogates for Pelvis & Prostate radiotherapy using accumulated delivered dose
This study assessed the impact of dosimetry to both the target and normal tissue when either bony anatomy (BA) or prostate (PRO) was used as surrogates for image guidance for pelvis and prostate radiotherapy using a dose accumulation process. (Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences)
Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences - October 30, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Vickie C. Kong, Tara Rosewall, Charles Catton, Peter Chung, Padraig Warde, Tim Craig, Andrew Bayley Tags: Research Article Source Type: research

Is contrast enhanced ultrasonography an accurate way to diagnose gallbladder adenoma? A systematic review and meta-analysis
Gallbladder adenoma (GA) is a precancerous neoplasm and needs surgical resection. It is difficult to differentiate adenoma from other gallbladder polyps using imaging examinations. The aim of present systematic review and meta-analysis was to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of contrast-enhanced ultrasound in the diagnosis of gallbladder adenoma. (Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences)
Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences - October 29, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Razieh Behzadmehr, Morteza Salarzaei Tags: Review Source Type: research

Is contrast enhanced ultrasonography an accurate way to diagnose gallbladder adenoma?: A systematic review and meta-analysis
Gallbladder adenoma (GA) is a precancerous neoplasm and needs surgical resection. It is difficult to differentiate adenoma from other gallbladder polyps using imaging examinations. The aim of present systematic review and meta-analysis was to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of contrast-enhanced ultrasound in the diagnosis of gallbladder adenoma. (Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences)
Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences - October 29, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Razieh Behzadmehr, Morteza Salarzaei Tags: Review Article Source Type: research

Phase 3 of COVID-19: treat your patients and care for your radiographers. A designed projection for an aware and innovative radiology department.
Since the spread of Covid-19 outbreak, healthcare workers (HCWs) have faced an unprecedented and unpredictable situation on the frontlines. The aim of this document is therefore to provide useful and operative recommendations to radiographers who perform imaging services, such as chest X-ray (XR) and Computer Tomography (CT) scans to three types of patients: negative, suspected or suffering from Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome by Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2).It is paramount to design two different paths ’ layouts for patients entering the Radiology Department. (Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences)
Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences - October 23, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Chiara Martini, Marco Nicol ò, Alessandro Tombolesi, Jacopo Negri, Oscar Brazzo, Daniele Di Feo, Angie Devetti, Irene Gertrud Rigott, Camilla Risoli, Giuseppe Walter Antonucci, Stefano Durante, Matteo Migliorini Source Type: research

Eliminating The Stigma: A Systematic Review of the Health Effects of Low-Dose Radiation within the Diagnostic Imaging Department and its Implications for the Future of Medical Radiation
Low-dose radiation exposure to Canadians is exponentially increasing due to the influx of diagnostic imaging and medical procedures that utilize radiation. Despite the use of medical radiation since 1896, the standardized acceptable dose for the Canadian public is still debated. The current annual dose limit for the public is set at 1 millisievert (mSv). This set dose limit intrinsically restricts the use of medical radiation for diagnosis due to concerns of public health. (Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences)
Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences - October 21, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Shaina-Lynn A. Mack Tags: Review Article Source Type: research

Learning from cancer survivors as standardized patients: radiation therapy students ’ perspective
Healthcare programs have proven the benefits of standardized patients in educational activities, but limited scholarship exists on the involvement of cancer survivors in radiation therapy education. This innovative approach to simulation-based education in radiation therapy is the first to integrate cancer survivors as standardized patients in a high-fidelity environment. This research aims to examine the impact of cancer survivors on the students ’ learning during their simulation course. (Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences)
Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences - October 21, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Cynthia Palmaria, Amanda Bolderston, Susan Cauti, Susan Fawcett Tags: Research Article Source Type: research

Digital healthcare and shifting equipoise in radiation oncology: The butterfly effect of the COVID-19 pandemic
The COVID-19 pandemic represents a significant disruptor in radiation oncology practice. COVID-19 has altered oncology workflow, patient care, medical education and research. We reflect on important considerations and examine the evolving changes across the oncology landscape affecting all medical radiation technologists. (Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences)
Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences - October 20, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Ian S. Boon, Jean S. Lim, Tracy P.T. Au Yong, Cheng S. Boon Source Type: research

The needs and concerns of clinical educators in radiography education in the face of COVID-19 pandemic
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Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences - October 19, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Yi Xiang Tay, Sihui Cai, Hwei Chuin Chow, Christopher Lai Source Type: research