Response letter to the editor- ref ‘Radiographer knowledge and practice of paediatric radiation dose protocols in digital radiography in Gauteng’
We read with interest the letter to your office regarding our recent publication “Radiographer knowledge and practice of pediatric radiation dose protocols in digital radiography in Gauteng”. The author of the letter sought clarity on the use of the term “radiation dose protocol” with a view that it is not an established term in radiography while noting that it is often used in relation to CT-scanning protocol. (Source: Radiography)
Source: Radiography - August 4, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: N. Moolman, F. Mulla, S. Mdletshe Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

Topical sensor metrics for 18F-FDG positron emission tomography dose extravasation
Extravasation or partial extravasation of the positron emission tomography (PET) tracer negatively effects image quality in PET and the accuracy of the standard uptake value (SUV). A commercially available topical sensor has been validated using a number of metrics to characterise injection quality. This evaluation explores contributing factors for extravasation and refines metrics to predict extravasation based on the time-activity-curves (TAC) of the topical sensor device. (Source: Radiography)
Source: Radiography - August 4, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: G.M. Currie, S. Sanchez Source Type: research

Modifications to mobile chest radiography technique during the COVID-19 pandemic – implications of X-raying through side room windows
Modifications to common radiographic techniques have resulted from the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. Reports exist regarding the potential benefits of undertaking mobile radiography through side room windows. The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact on image quality and exposure factors when undertaking such examinations. (Source: Radiography)
Source: Radiography - August 3, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Andrew England, Emily Littler, Simon Romani, Philip Cosson Source Type: research

“Always Events® ”… just another quality improvement tool … or is it?
Always Events ® are defined as “those aspects of the care experience that should always occur when patients, their family members or other care partners, and service users interact with health care professionals and the health care system”. It is a quality improvement methodology that starts by asking our pa tients the simple question “what matters to you?” and then through coproduction, works out a way to achieve this. (Source: Radiography)
Source: Radiography - August 1, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: L. Harding, P. Park, M. Thorniley, M. Ellis, C. Reed, S. Taylor, L. Singleton, J. Tolley, T. Richardson Source Type: research

Radiography doctorates in Arabia: Current position and opportunities to transform research practice in the Middle East
Despite the existence of opportunities for postgraduate studies in radiography, the number of radiographers involved in postgraduate education is low and their research production is also considered low compared to other professions. The main aim of this study was to understand the profile of radiography Doctorate holders across the Arab countries, document their current role and identify barriers that may influence research and professional publication activity. (Source: Radiography)
Source: Radiography - August 1, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: W. Elshami, J. McConnell, M. Abuzaid, Z. Noorajan Source Type: research

Effects of an information booklet on patient anxiety and satisfaction with information in magnetic resonance imaging: A randomized, single-blind, placebo-controlled trial
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is an important modality in diagnostics and treatment follow-up. However, MRI can be perceived as unpleasant even though the examination is non-invasive. Patients' knowledge of the MRI procedure is usually scarce, which may enhance patient anxiety at examination. We investigated the effects on anxiety and satisfaction with an information booklet on MRI compared to a placebo booklet delivered to adult patients prior to their first MRI examination. (Source: Radiography)
Source: Radiography - August 1, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: A. Bolejko, P. Hagell Source Type: research

Personality preferences for radiation therapy students in New Zealand
This study investigated the learning styles and personality preferences of undergraduate Bachelor of Radiation Therapy (BRT) students at the University of Otago, Wellington in New Zealand from 2014 to 2018. The implications of these findings for radiation therapy education and the profession were also explored. (Source: Radiography)
Source: Radiography - July 31, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: J. Yielder, G. Dungey, B. Patten Source Type: research

Compression force variability in mammography in Ghana – A baseline study
This study aims to investigate the compression force variability in mammography in Ghana. (Source: Radiography)
Source: Radiography - July 30, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: E. Dzidzornu, S.K. Angmorterh, B.B. Ofori-Manteaw, S. Aboagye, E.K. Ofori, S. Owusu-Agyei, P. Hogg Source Type: research

Clinical utility of plain-film abdominal radiographs for inpatients outside standard working hours in a large university teaching hospital
Plain film abdominal radiographs (PFAs) are frequently the initial investigation ordered for patients with abdominal symptoms. However, increasing use of emergency ultrasound and availability of emergency CT raises the question of whether PFA remains an appropriate first line investigation. We investigated the impact of out of hours (OOH) PFAs on inpatient management. (Source: Radiography)
Source: Radiography - July 29, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: P.F. McAnena, B.M. Moloney, O.J. McAnena, M.J. Kerin, P.A. McCarthy Source Type: research

Comparison of quality of urinary bladder filling in CT urography with different doses of furosemide in the work-up of patients with macroscopic hematuria
The protocol for preparation of computed tomography urography (CTU) examinations at our hospital was changed in 2013 to improve the quality of urinary bladder filling in the excretory phase. The aim of this study was to evaluate the quality of urinary bladder filling on CTU after different doses of furosemide were administered to patients with macroscopic hematuria. (Source: Radiography)
Source: Radiography - July 26, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: A. Ljungberg, M. Segelsj ö, P. Dahlman, M. Helenius, M. Magnusson, A. Magnusson Source Type: research

An audit of MRI machines and services in Ghana
This study reports on the findings and implications of an audit of MRI machines in Ghana. (Source: Radiography)
Source: Radiography - July 25, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: E.K. Ofori, S.K. Angmorterh, B.B. Ofori-Manteaw, F. Acheampong, S. Aboagye, C. Yarfi Source Type: research

The only constant in radiography is change: A discussion and primer on change in medical imaging to achieve evidence-based practice
Medical imaging is an ever changing field with significant advancements in techniques and technologies over the years. Despite being constantly challenged by change, it can be difficult to introduce changes into healthcare settings. In this article we introduce the principles of change management to achieve an evidence-based practice in radiography. (Source: Radiography)
Source: Radiography - July 25, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Z. Munn, A. McArthur, G.T.W. Mander, C.J. Steffensen, Z. Jordan Source Type: research

A model to enhance job satisfaction for radiographers in the public healthcare system in Gauteng province, South Africa
The World Health Organization seeks to address the maldistribution of healthcare professionals which results in inequitable services to underserved communities (World Health Organization (WHO), 2015). In South Africa, the underserved areas are the public sector hospitals and the rural areas. Radiographers, like other healthcare professionals, are also unequally distributed between the public and private sector hospitals, and between the rural and urban areas. Since one of the perceived factors for maldistribution is job satisfaction, it is essential to explore factors that contribute to job satisfaction/dissatisfaction amo...
Source: Radiography - July 23, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: T.E. Khoza, M.N. Sibiya, B.P. Nkosi Source Type: research

Multimodality imaging review for suspected ovarian torsion cases in children
Ovarian torsion (OT), although rare, can be described as a complete or partial twist of the ovary with impairment of blood flow. Although occurring at any age, it is more common in children and during pregnancy. Presenting symptoms are non-specific but include either persistent or intermittent acute abdominal pain, making early diagnosis difficult. Delayed diagnosis is associated with an increased need for oophorectomy. The aim of this literature review is to establish the safest and most efficacious imaging strategy for OT by comparing and contrasting evidence for current imaging modalities found in the literature. (Source: Radiography)
Source: Radiography - July 23, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: S. Gounder, M. Strudwick Tags: Review article Source Type: research

Perfecting detection through education
Radiologists ’ image reading skills vary, such variations in image interpretations can influence the effectiveness of the early treatment of disease and may have important clinical and economic implications. In screening mammography, clinical audits are used to assess radiologists’ performance annually, howe ver, the nature of these audits prevent robust data analysis due to the low prevalence of breast cancer and the long waiting periods for the audit results. Research-based evidence revealed a need for changes in the methods utilised to optimise the assessment of the efficacy of radiologists’ interp ret...
Source: Radiography - July 19, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: M.E. Suleiman, M. Rickard, P.C. Brennan Source Type: research

Radiation dose tracking in computed tomography: Red alerts and feedback. Implementing a radiation dose alert system in CT
This study investigates instances of elevated radiation dose on a radiation tracking system to determine their aetiologies. It aimed to investigate the impact of radiographer feedback on these alerts. (Source: Radiography)
Source: Radiography - July 18, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: C. Crowley, E.U. Ekpo, B.W. Carey, S. Joyce, C. Kennedy, T. Grey, B. Duffy, R. Kavanagh, K. James, F. Moloney, B. Normoyle, N. Moore, R. Chopra, J.C. O'Driscoll, M.F. McEntee, M.M. Maher, O.J. O ’ Connor Source Type: research

Translating radiography research into practice
This editorial was written between April and June 2020, during the initial phase of the Covid-19 global pandemic. The pandemic wreaked havoc across the world, and radiographers have been on the frontline throughout this time. Countless radiographers have been exposed to the virus, tens of thousands of radiographers globally have probably been infected and tragically some have died. We would like to acknowledge those radiographers who gave their life in the service and care of others. (Source: Radiography)
Source: Radiography - July 17, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: M. McEntee, P. Hogg Tags: Guest editorial Source Type: research

Sigmoid megaesophagus with thoracic pseudotumor appearance
A 61-year-old man presented with dysphagia, weight loss and shortness of breath. On examination, he had reduced lung sounds on the right, and obvious neck vein distention. Chest X-ray raised a suspicion of lung tumor with possible superior vena cava syndrome. Subsequent CT scan of chest confirmed the presence of markedly dilated and tortuous esophagus (sigmoid megaesophagus) extending to the right hemithorax and pressing on the trachea. The patient was referred for surgery. (Source: Radiography)
Source: Radiography - July 16, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: A.I. Shorbagi Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Strategies for dose reduction with specific clinical indications during computed tomography
Increasing integration of computed tomography (CT) into routine patient care has escalated concerns regarding associated radiation exposure. Specific patient cohorts, particularly those with cystic fibrosis (CF) and Crohn's disease, have repeat exposures and thus have an increased risk of high lifetime cumulative effective dose exposures.Thoracic CT is the gold standard imaging method in the diagnosis, assessment and management of pulmonary disease. In the setting of CF, CT demonstrates increased sensitivity compared with pulmonary function tests and chest radiography. (Source: Radiography)
Source: Radiography - July 15, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: S. Joyce, O.J. O'Connor, M.M. Maher, M.F. McEntee Source Type: research

To keep or reject, that is the question - A survey on radiologists and radiographers ’ assessments of plain radiography images
This study aimed to survey radiographers and radiologists' assessment of plain radiographs to identify the imaging clinicians ’ differences in acceptance of image quality. (Source: Radiography)
Source: Radiography - July 15, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: E. Kjelle, A.K. Schanche, L. Hafskjold Source Type: research

Knowledge translation: Radiographers compared to other healthcare professionals
This narrative review examines the current status of evidence-based practice and knowledge translation in diagnostic radiography. It explores knowledge translation efforts in the allied health professions aimed at systematically implementing evidence-based practice and suggests ways that these may be applied within diagnostic radiography. (Source: Radiography)
Source: Radiography - July 14, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: L. Di Michele, K. Thomson, M. McEntee, B. Kenny, W. Reed Tags: Narrative Review Source Type: research

Application of knee MRI in forensic age estimation: A retrospective cohort
In this study we aim to evaluate if magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can be used to determine stages of fusion in the epiphysis of the tibia and femur, and if these stages are significantly different regarding the mean age of subjects classified in each one. (Source: Radiography)
Source: Radiography - July 14, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: M.H. Daghighi, M. Pourisa, H. Javanpour-Heravi, M. Ghojazadeh, M. Mirza-Aghazadeh-Attari, S. Daghighi, H. Jabbari Khamnei, A. Zarrintan Source Type: research

Child Proton Beam Therapy: A qualitative study of parental views on treatment and information sources
Proton Beam Therapy (PBT) is often described as an advanced mode of radiotherapy. Whilst PBT offers an equivalent chance of cure to conventional radiotherapy, it is said to offer a theoretical reduction in long term side effects. NHS patients have had access to PBT since 2008 and approximately 65% of the 1144 approved referrals have been for paediatric cases. Yet, there is little research on how parents in these paediatric cases perceive their child's PBT and the information sources they encounter. (Source: Radiography)
Source: Radiography - July 12, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: N. H-Yadzi, R. Meadows Source Type: research

Effect of X-ray beam energy and image reconstruction technique on computed tomography numbers of various tissue equivalent materials
Computed tomography (CT) numbers are used in radiological diagnosis, attenuation correction and radiotherapy treatment planning. Modern CT scanners use iterative reconstruction methods instead of the traditional filtered back projection (FBP). Hence, the investigation of CT number accuracy with image reconstruction techniques and X-ray tube potential (kVp) used in CT is warranted. The aim of this study is to evaluate the effect of Sinogram Affirmed Iterative Reconstruction (SAFIRE) Technique and image acquisition at different tube potentials on CT numbers of different tissue equivalent materials. (Source: Radiography)
Source: Radiography - July 12, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: A. Brindhaban, O. Jassim Source Type: research

Evaluation of distraction techniques for patients aged 4 –10 years undergoing magnetic resonance imaging examinations
The main aim of the review is to identify potentially effective distraction techniques for the 4 to 10 age range whilst reducing the need for sedation. Objectives also included assessment of the applicability of distraction for the 4 –10 age range and, where appropriate, to identify potential cost implications and assess the interventions’ impact on image quality. (Source: Radiography)
Source: Radiography - July 9, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: R. Flattley, M. Widdowfield Tags: Review article Source Type: research

General Practitioner satisfaction with a radiographer-led general radiography reporting service at a district general hospital in the UK
To evaluate General Practitioner (GP) satisfaction with a radiographer-led general radiography reporting service in a single district general hospital in order to identify areas for improvement. (Source: Radiography)
Source: Radiography - July 8, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: R.C. Milner, N. Barlow Source Type: research

Impact of gonad shielding for AP pelvis on dose and image quality on different female sizes: A phantom study
In clinical practice AP pelvis standard protocols are suitable for average size patients. However, as the average body size has increased over the past decades, radiographers have had to improve their practice in order to ensure that adequate image quality with minimal radiation dose to the patient is achieved. Gonad shielding has been found to be an effective way to reduce the radiation dose to the ovaries. However, the effect of increased body size, or fat thickness, in combination with gonad shielding is unclear. (Source: Radiography)
Source: Radiography - July 8, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: C. Buissink, M. Alrowily, C. Dougoud, J. Linneman, M. Lirot, N. Mzobe, A.K. Tootell, A. van der Heij-Meijer Source Type: research

The Society of Radiographers 1920 to 2020
The Society of Radiographers came into being when it was registered within the United Kingdom as a limited company by the Board of Trade on the 6th August 1920. Much has passed since then and this, the centenary year, is a time to reflect on the significant moments and challenges from its 100 years. This editorial focuses on key events that we believe have shaped the Society over that 100 years. (Source: Radiography)
Source: Radiography - July 4, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: R.C. Price, A.M. Paterson OBE Tags: Guest editorial Source Type: research

Editorial Board
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Source: Radiography - July 4, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

Mobile chest imaging of neonates in incubators: Optimising DR and CR acquisitions
This study aims to compare computed radiography (CR) and direct digital radiography (DDR) portable imaging systems used to acquire chest x-rays for neonates within incubators. (Source: Radiography)
Source: Radiography - July 4, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: J. Tugwell-Allsup, D. Kenworthy, A. England Source Type: research

Implementing evidence-based practice: A guide for radiographers
This article provides a practical guide to help overcome some of the common issues that impact on the implementation of evidence-based practice in radiography. Tips and resources for each step of the evidence-based cycle, along with a worked example are presented. (Source: Radiography)
Source: Radiography - July 1, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: A. Brettle Source Type: research

Evidence-based healthcare, knowledge translation, implementation science and radiography: What does it all mean?
Evidence-based healthcare is an approach to practice whereby decision making and service delivery considers the best available evidence, patient choice, local resources and clinical expertise. Although sound in theory, compliance with evidence-based practice is often far from optimal. To address this, related fields such as knowledge translation and implementation science have emerged, which largely focus on methods and techniques to facilitate the transfer of evidence into practice. This introductory article explains the key concepts of evidence-based healthcare by using the JBI Model as a framework to highlight the lifec...
Source: Radiography - June 30, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Z. Munn, A. McArthur, G.T.W. Mander, C.J. Steffensen, Z. Jordan Source Type: research

Why isn't there an evidence-based radiography? Reflections and a call to action
This article calls for structural changes to enable the development of an evidence-based radiography. (Source: Radiography)
Source: Radiography - June 29, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Z. Munn Source Type: research

Staying abreast of imaging – Current status of breast cancer detection in high density breast
The aim of this paper is to illustrate the current status of imaging in high breast density as we enter a new decade of advancing medicine and technology to diagnose breast lesions. (Source: Radiography)
Source: Radiography - June 28, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: D. Ghieh, C. Saade, E. Najem, R. El Zeghondi, M.A. Rawashdeh, G. Berjawi Tags: Review article Source Type: research

How do the attitudes of therapeutic radiographers affect students ’ learning during practice placement?
Practice placements are essential for radiotherapy students to learn and embed the necessary skills for practice; thus, each placement should afford an optimum learning experience. A key finding from the Phase 3 student arm of recent doctoral research suggests that for some students an optimum learning experience is not guaranteed. Using students' own words, this paper seeks to increase radiographers' awareness of how their behaviours can affect students ’ placement learning, and aims to help improve the placement learning experience for both. (Source: Radiography)
Source: Radiography - June 27, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: M. McPake Source Type: research

Changing the model of radiography practice in the UAE: A snapshot of a profession in transition
This study forms part of a needs assessment in relation to the challenges United Arab Emirates (UAE) radiographers face as they move beyond the role of a technician, and their learning needs to facilitate role advancement. It presents a snapshot of the workforce in terms of qualifications, clinical experience, and responsibilities, as it transitions towards an Emirati, led profession. The results will aid the radiography workforce to embrace a broader role within medical imaging and radiographic practice in the UAE. (Source: Radiography)
Source: Radiography - June 26, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: M.M. Abuzaid, W. Elshami, J. McConnell, M. Baird Source Type: research

Effect of communication skills training on radiation therapy student's confidence and interactions during their first clinical placement
This study investigates students' perceptions of how well the module prepared them for placement and explores students ’ perceptions of their communication experiences during placement. (Source: Radiography)
Source: Radiography - June 25, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: T. Kelly, Y. Surjan, M. Rinks, H. Warren-Forward Source Type: research

Reporting radiographers' interpretation and use of the British Society of Thoracic Imaging's coding system when reporting COVID-19 chest x-rays
The United Kingdom (UK) has experienced one of the worst initial waves of the COVID-19 pandemic. Clinical signs help guide initial diagnosis, though definitive diagnosis is made using the laboratory technique reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR). The chest x-ray (CXR) is used as the primary imaging investigation in the United Kingdom (UK) for patients with suspected COVID-19. In some hospitals these CXRs may be reported by a radiographer. (Source: Radiography)
Source: Radiography - June 18, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Barry J. Stevens Source Type: research

Organization of a radiotherapy service during the COVID-19 epidemic: Experience of Regional Center of Oncology of Agadir, Morocco
This study proposes organization of the activity of a radiotherapy service during the pandemic COVID-19 period. Reliable circuits for staff as well as for patients are installed and treatment protocols are adapted to the current COVID-19 situation. Several scenarios are proposed to deal with any subsequent pandemic situation. (Source: Radiography)
Source: Radiography - June 18, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: B. Amaoui, S. Semghouli, N. Benjaafar Tags: Technical note Source Type: research

Reporting radiographers ’ interpretation and use of the British Society of Thoracic Imaging’s coding system when reporting COVID-19 chest x-rays
The United Kingdom (UK) has experienced one of the worst initial waves of the COVID-19 pandemic. Clinical signs help guide initial diagnosis, though definitive diagnosis is made using the laboratory technique reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR). The chest x-ray (CXR) is used as the primary imaging investigation in the United Kingdom (UK) for patients with suspected COVID-19. In some hospitals these CXRs may be reported by a radiographer. (Source: Radiography)
Source: Radiography - June 18, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Barry J. Stevens Source Type: research

Patient centred care in diagnostic radiography (Part 1): Perceptions of service users and service deliverers
This study aimed to address this gap by determining compatibility in perceptions of PCC between those using and those delivering radiography services. (Source: Radiography)
Source: Radiography - June 13, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: E. Hyde, M. Hardy Source Type: research

Cognisance of magnetic resonance imaging-induced vertigo and supported care: A study among a cohort of MRI radiographers in a country in West Africa
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can induce vertigo in patients undergoing such examinations. The severity of the vertigo is thought to increase with higher magnetic field strengths and could cause a patient to fall.The study assessed the awareness levels on MRI-induced vertigo among a cohort of MRI radiographers and their perspectives on the care that should be administered to patients post MRI examinations. (Source: Radiography)
Source: Radiography - June 12, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: B.O. Botwe, W.K. Antwi, A.M. Vormawor, J.N. Oblitey Source Type: research

Accuracy of radiographer comment following a two-month experiential and blended learning in appendicular skeleton X-ray interpretation: The Singapore experience
This study aims to examine the accuracy of image interpretation comment of radiographers who received a period of blended and experiential learning in Radiographer Abnormality Detection Systems (RADS). (Source: Radiography)
Source: Radiography - June 12, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: E. Del Gante, M. Kumar, M. McEntee, L.H. Sng, C.Y. Yi Tan, C.W. Kenneth Yeo, W.Y. Sim, E. Ekpo Source Type: research

Crowdsourcing: A novel tool to elicit the student voice in the curriculum design process for an undergraduate diagnostic radiography degree programme
Stakeholder participation in healthcare curriculum design is an important aspect of higher education with stakeholders including students, staff members, clinical partners, healthcare organisations, patients and members of the public. Significantly, student co-creation, of the curriculum, has become increasingly important. Yet there is limited research which addresses how to engage this group in design processes. (Source: Radiography)
Source: Radiography - June 5, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: J. St. John-Matthews, L. Robinson, F. Martin, P.M. Newton, A.J. Grant Source Type: research

Radiographer research in radiation protection: National and European perspectives
The author of this paper gives an overview about the evolution of radiography education in Portugal and reflects about the importance of Radiographer-led research, especially in the field of radiation protection and its impact in clinical practice.It also pinpoints several aspects that contribute to the visibility and recognition of the role of radiographer both at national and European level, where the importance of the European Federation of Radiographers Societies is crucial.Radiographer led research is necessary and fundamental to develop the radiography profession field ok knowledge and to provide evidence to sustain ...
Source: Radiography - June 5, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: G. Paulo Source Type: research

COVID-19 in the radiology department: What radiographers need to know
The aim is to review current literature related to the diagnosis, management, and follow-up of suspected and confirmed Covid-19 cases. (Source: Radiography)
Source: Radiography - June 3, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: N. Stogiannos, D. Fotopoulos, N. Woznitza, C. Malamateniou Tags: Narrative Review Source Type: research

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the radiology department: What radiographers need to know
The aim is to review current literature related to the diagnosis, management, and follow-up of suspected and confirmed Covid-19 cases. (Source: Radiography)
Source: Radiography - June 3, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: N. Stogiannos, D. Fotopoulos, N. Woznitza, C. Malamateniou Source Type: research

Low-dose chest CT and the impact on nodule visibility
The need to continually optimise CT protocols is essential to ensure the lowest possible radiation dose for the clinical task and individual patient. The aim of this study was to explore the effect of reducing effective mAs on nodule detection and radiation dose across six scanners. (Source: Radiography)
Source: Radiography - June 1, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: J. Tugwell-Allsup, B.W. Owen, A. England Source Type: research

Initial data from an experiment to implement a safe procedure to perform PA erect chest radiographs for COVID-19 patients with a mobile radiographic system in a “clean” zone of the hospital ward
With the current Covid-19 pandemic, general wards have been converted into cohort wards for Covid-19 patients who are stable and ambulant. A 2-radiographer mobile radiography team is required to perform bedside Chest X-rays (CXR) for these patients. Hospital guidelines require both radiographers to be in full Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) throughout the image acquisition process and the mobile radiographic unit needs to be disinfected twice after each case. This affects the efficiency of the procedure and an increase usage of limited PPE resources. (Source: Radiography)
Source: Radiography - May 31, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Li Hoon Sng, Laurentcia Arlany, Lee Chuen Toh, Tan Yang Loo, Nur Sharidah Ilzam, Siew Steven Wong Bak, Luis Lanca Source Type: research

Inspiring radiographers to engage in research
The value which research brings to health and wellbeing is unquestioned. Without it, progress in diagnosis, treatment and care would probably cease and the service offered to patients and clients would deteriorate. Engaging student radiographers, and radiographers who are early in their careers, with the research agenda is important as it is this group of people particularly who could go on to make meaningful career-long contributions to the radiographic knowledge base and clinical practice advancements. (Source: Radiography)
Source: Radiography - May 26, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: P. Hogg, F. Alrehily, C. S á dos Reis, C. Buissink, H. Erenstein, M. Voet Tags: Guest editorial Source Type: research