Bonn call for action and the unfinished task of radiation protection of children and adolescents in low and middle-income countries: A focus on Sub-Saharan Africa
This study reviews key actions and activities related to radiation protection of children and adolescents consistent with the Bonn call for action in sub-Saharan Africa to hi ghlight progress and identify existing gaps. (Source: Radiography)
Source: Radiography - March 4, 2021 Category: Radiology Authors: F.B. Nkubli, D.Z. Joseph, B. Yao, P. Rockson, J. Kenyanya, C.C. Nzotta Tags: Narrative Review Source Type: research

An evaluation of a therapeutic radiographer led “sexual care after radiotherapy” clinic
Changes to sexuality and intimacy are a common consequence of a cancer diagnosis and treatment. Difficulties with sexual functioning and body image have been reported in over 50% of those treated for pelvic malignancies or breast cancer. The provision of sexual care support after radiotherapy is not adequately addressed by oncology professionals yet patients who have the opportunity to discuss sexual issues experience reduced sexual morbidity. This paper describes the evaluation and patient satisfaction of a novel and innovative clinic led by therapeutic radiographers for the management of sexual dysfunction. (Source: Radiography)
Source: Radiography - March 4, 2021 Category: Radiology Authors: H. Nisbet, L. Caulfield, E. Holloway Source Type: research

The influence of a novel edge enhancement software on image quality of DR hand images of patients with rheumatoid arthritis
This study aimed to evaluate the effects of a newly developed Advanced Edge Enhancement software (AEE) (Canon Europe, Amsterdam, NL) on image quality (IQ) of Digital Radiography (DR) hand images focusing on rheumatoid arthritis (RA). (Source: Radiography)
Source: Radiography - March 3, 2021 Category: Radiology Authors: C.B. Outzen, D. Maron, J. Nissen, J. Munk, L.M. Grau, D. Juhl, H. Precht Source Type: research

The role of radiographers in ultrasound: A survey of the national societies within the European Federation of Radiographer Societies (EFRS)
This report details the results of the initial survey, exploring the views of the EFRS countries' National Radiographer Societies. (Source: Radiography)
Source: Radiography - March 1, 2021 Category: Radiology Authors: G. Harrison, B. Kraus, R. Martins Dos Santos, S. Noij-Rijkes, M.R.V. Pedersen Source Type: research

Quantification of epi- and pericardial adipose tissue deposits between males and females during cardiac CT may potentially help categorize coronary artery disease risk with thoracic circumference
This study aims to investigate the association between epi- and pericardial adipose tissue deposits around the heart against patient body habitus when using cardiac computed tomography (CT). (Source: Radiography)
Source: Radiography - February 28, 2021 Category: Radiology Authors: F. El-Merhi, D. Ghieh, H. Taleb, A. Abchee, L. Karout, C. Saade Source Type: research

Radiographers' involvement in research activities and opinions on radiography research: A Nordic survey
This study sought to ascertain radiographers' opinions about radiography research and investigate their involvement in research activities in four Nordic countries. (Source: Radiography)
Source: Radiography - February 24, 2021 Category: Radiology Authors: E. Saukko, B.T. Andersson, A. Bolejko, J. Debess, K. Fridell, A. Henner, B.R. Mussmann, A. Sanderud Source Type: research

Statistical quantification of hip radiograph assessment using Shenton line femur neck length ratio
Identification of a poorly positioned hip radiograph often requires a subjective assessment by the radiographer, which, due to the observer dependency of this method, may have conflicting opinions between radiographers. A quantitative approach may be a better personnel independent approach for assessing an optimally positioned hip radiograph. A Shenton line length femur neck length ratio (SLFLR) could be used to achieve this, which is the aim of this study. (Source: Radiography)
Source: Radiography - February 24, 2021 Category: Radiology Authors: S.W.I. Onwuzu, U.B. Maduka, S. Benson, C.K. Ozor, C.C. Ozofor, I.S. Onwuzu Tags: Technical note Source Type: research

The integration of artificial intelligence in medical imaging practice: Perspectives of African radiographers
The current technological developments in medical imaging are centred largely on the increasing integration of artificial intelligence (AI) into all equipment modalities. This survey assessed the perspectives of African radiographers on the integration of AI in medical imaging in order to offer unique recommendations to support the training of the radiography workforce. (Source: Radiography)
Source: Radiography - February 20, 2021 Category: Radiology Authors: B.O. Botwe, T.N. Akudjedu, W.K. Antwi, P. Rockson, S.S. Mkoloma, E.O. Balogun, W. Elshami, J. Bwambale, C. Barare, S. Mdletshe, B. Yao, S. Arkoh Source Type: research

The impact of common variables on non-attendance at a radiology centre in Singapore
We examined the prevalence and predictors of patient non-attendance for radiological services at a regional public hospital in Singapore and compared them against other medical imaging centres globally. (Source: Radiography)
Source: Radiography - February 16, 2021 Category: Radiology Authors: J.W.L. Ooi, G.K.W. Leong, H.C. Oh Source Type: research

Bridging the Communication Gap between Radiographers and Patients to Improve Chest Radiography Image Acquisition: A Multilingual Solution in the COVID-19 Pandemic
A chest X-ray (CXR), taken in full inspiration, is important to ensure pathology in the lungs will not be missed. To achieve this, effective communication on breathing instructions for patients is crucial. During the COVID-19 pandemic, radiographers in our Hospital were challenged when performing CXR for the patients whose native language is not English. Most of these patients were foreign workers living in the same dormitory which had formed the largest COVID-19 cluster in our country. These dormitory residents found it difficult to understand and adhere to breathing instructions, resulting in a suboptimal degree of inspi...
Source: Radiography - February 16, 2021 Category: Radiology Authors: Yu Kai Evelyn Choong, Jiayi Tay, Aizan Nur Yanti Binte Abdul Razak, Muhammad Avin Look, Li Hoon Sng Source Type: research

A qualitative investigation assessing whether implementing a Teenage Young Adult information evening, within a radiotherapy department, would improve the information support and treatment pathway for 18 –24-year-old cancer patients
This study evaluated the current information services provided to 10 Teenage Young Adult (TYA) oncology patients within a single radiotherapy department through retrospective patient views. Additionally, the participants provided valuable perspectives on the aptness and merit of implementing a dedicated information evening within the radiotherapy department. (Source: Radiography)
Source: Radiography - February 12, 2021 Category: Radiology Authors: C.L. David, L. Lowrey Source Type: research

Comparison of radiation dose, contrast enhancement and image quality of prospective ECG-Gated CT coronary angiography: Single versus dual source CT
The updated National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) guidelines of 2017 state that new generation cardiac CT scanners (Aquilion ONE, Brilliance iCT, Discovery CT750 HD and Somatom Definition Flash) are recommended as an option for first-line imaging of the coronary arteries in people with suspected stable coronary artery disease (with an estimated likelihood of coronary artery disease of 10 –29%) in whom imaging with earlier generation CT scanners is difficult. New generation cardiac CT scanners are also recommended as an option for first-line evaluation of disease progression, to establish need for revascula...
Source: Radiography - February 10, 2021 Category: Radiology Authors: C.R. Liang, C.C. Ong, P. Chai, L.L.S. Teo Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

The growth potential for diagnostic imaging training in the English-speaking Caribbean
The aim is to review the status of diagnostic imaging training in the English-speaking Caribbean region and to identify gaps, and opportunities for growth. (Source: Radiography)
Source: Radiography - February 4, 2021 Category: Radiology Authors: D. Walker, T. Paul, T. Taylor Tags: Narrative Review Source Type: research

The combined application of the contrast-to-noise index and 80  kVp for cardiac CTA scanning before atrial fibrillation ablation reduces radiation dose exposure
To compare the radiation dose, diagnostic accuracy, and the resultant ablation procedures using 80 and 120-kVp cardiac computed tomography angiography (CCTA) protocols with the same contrast-to-noise ratio in patients scheduled for atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation. (Source: Radiography)
Source: Radiography - February 3, 2021 Category: Radiology Authors: T. Masuda, Y. Funama, T. Nakaura, T. Sato, Y. Muraoka, T. Okimoto, Y. Yamashita, T. Oku, Y. Matsumoto, S. Masuda, M. Kiguchi, K. Awai Source Type: research

A literature review exploring the perceived impact, challenges and barriers of advanced and consultant practice in therapeutic radiography
This review seeks to explore the perceived impact, challenges and barriers of advanced and consultant radiographer roles on staff, patients and healthcare. A systematic approach was used to search for and identify suitable literature for review. All appropriate literature was critically appraised and analysed qualitatively by thematic analysis. The results were integrated to give an overall evaluation of the impact of advanced and consultant practice within Therapeutic Radiography. (Source: Radiography)
Source: Radiography - February 1, 2021 Category: Radiology Authors: L. Caulfield Tags: Narrative Review Source Type: research

Patient centred care in diagnostic radiography (Part 3): Perceptions of student radiographers and radiography academics
Awareness is growing of the importance of patient centered care (PCC) in diagnostic radiography. PCC is embedded within professional body publications and guidance documents, but there is limited research evidence exploring the perceptions of student radiographers and radiography academics. (Source: Radiography)
Source: Radiography - January 27, 2021 Category: Radiology Authors: E. Hyde, M. Hardy Source Type: research

A proposed ‘‘A to Z RAM (Radiograph Assessment Method)’’ for triage of patients with a suspected bone tumour
We propose a ‘‘A to Z RAM (Radiograph Assessment Method)’’ for evaluation of Radiograph of patients with a suspected bone tumour. (Source: Radiography)
Source: Radiography - January 22, 2021 Category: Radiology Authors: A.A. Salunke, K. Nandy, M. Kamani, K. Puj, S. Pathak, K. Patel, R.H. Bhalerao, A. Jain, M. Sharma, V. Warikoo, S. Bhatt, P. Rathod, S. Pandya Source Type: research

Exploration of Ghanaian radiographers ’ reporting of suspected physical abuse amongst children
The success of the child protection process is dependent on rapid actions by healthcare professionals who encounter a child in possible need of protection and make appropriate referrals to statutory agencies. Clear rules that promote inter-professional working among health professionals is necessary to enhance child protection. (Source: Radiography)
Source: Radiography - January 16, 2021 Category: Radiology Authors: W.K. Antwi, R. Pauline, C. Ferris, A. Lydia Source Type: research

CT KUB scans for renal colic: Optimisation of scan range to reduce patient radiation burden
Non-contrast CT KUB scans performed to assess renal colic should be limited to scanning between the upper pole of the highest kidney and the pubic symphysis to minimise unnecessary irradiation. This audit aimed to assess the amount of overscanning in CT KUBs outside this range. (Source: Radiography)
Source: Radiography - January 12, 2021 Category: Radiology Authors: N. Ghoshal, G. Gaikstas Source Type: research

A systematic review on the utility of ultrasonography in the diagnosis of testicular torsion in acute scrotum patients
Ultrasound is a valuable tool in establishing the cause of acute scrotum pain. However, its role in testicular torsion (TT) detection remains controversial. This review aims integrate pre-existing data to assess the value of B-mode and colour Doppler ultrasound (CDS) features combined in the detection of TT in acute scrotum pain patients of all ages. (Source: Radiography)
Source: Radiography - January 12, 2021 Category: Radiology Authors: P.S.M. McLaren Tags: Systematic Review Source Type: research

Interprofessional Education and the Diagnostic Radiography curriculum: Students ’ perceived value of a case-based, whole day activity
This study aimed to examine Diagnostic Radiography (DR) students ’ perceptions and attitudes towards the Health Collaboration Challenge (HCC), as an interprofessional learning opportunity. (Source: Radiography)
Source: Radiography - January 11, 2021 Category: Radiology Authors: I. Vari, Y.A. Jimenez, S. Lewis Source Type: research

Thanks to Reviewers 2020
The Editors of Radiography gratefully acknowledge the essential contribution of the following reviewers during the last twelve months, in ensuring the high quality of the journal. We regret any inadvertent omissions. (Source: Radiography)
Source: Radiography - January 8, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

Editorial Board
(Source: Radiography)
Source: Radiography - January 8, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

Prelim ii - EFRS Member
(Source: Radiography)
Source: Radiography - January 8, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

Retention of radiographers: A qualitative exploration of factors influencing decisions to leave or remain within the NHS
In many countries a widening imbalance exists between radiographer workforce supply and demand. Improving retention is a rapid method of workforce expansion which is gaining importance with policy makers and providers. To better understand the current leaver profile, this study aimed to identify why radiographers leave the NHS early, and what incentives are important in their decision to stay. (Source: Radiography)
Source: Radiography - January 8, 2021 Category: Radiology Authors: J. Nightingale, M. Burton, R. Appleyard, T. Sevens, S. Campbell Source Type: research

Mechanical standardisation of mammographic compression using Volpara software
Although breast compression is required in routine mammographic practices, current subjective protocols enforcing ‘breast tautness’ have minimal clinical reproducibility. Whilst objective guidelines of target force (daN) do not consider breast volumes, new measures of pressure (kPa) account for associated variations. The study aims to determine characteristic compressive forces applied at an Australian diag nostic breast clinic, thereby establishing performance success in achieving ideal pressures of 10 kPa. (Source: Radiography)
Source: Radiography - January 6, 2021 Category: Radiology Authors: E. Serwan, D. Matthews, J. Davies, M. Chau Source Type: research

Evaluation of anatomical landmark position differences for head computed tomography: A reliability study among technologists
In computed tomography (CT) imaging protocols, lack of practice standards and variability in head positioning may all yield substantial inter-study image variance in the clinical setting which may limit the diagnostic and comparative value of subsequent scans. We aimed to evaluate repeatability of multiplanar reformatting of head CT based on the tuberculum sella (TS) to internal occipital protuberance (IOP) reference line and reduce variance. (Source: Radiography)
Source: Radiography - December 29, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: K. Ozturk, A. Spano, D. Nascene Source Type: research

Regulation of healthcare and medical imaging in Australia: A narrative review of the evolution, function and impact on professional behaviours
This review explores the literature about the status and influence of statutory regulation in healthcare with a focus on medical imaging. It summarises the status of regulation in Australia for radiographers and sonographers, with brief reference to the global situation. The role of regulation is explored in terms of its evolution, function and effect on professional behaviours. (Source: Radiography)
Source: Radiography - December 29, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: J. McInerney, M. Schneider, P. Lombardo, C. Cowling Tags: Narrative Review Source Type: research

Value of diffusion-weighted images in diagnosis of locoregionally recurrent rectal tumors
To assess the value of referring to Diffusion-weighted images in evaluation of T2-weighted images of patients clinically suspicious of locoregional rectal cancer recurrence. (Source: Radiography)
Source: Radiography - December 29, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: R. Javadrashid, M. Mahmoudpour, A. Akhavi Milani, J. Jalili, P. Hajalioghli, N. Nezami Source Type: research

Adaptive statistical iterative reconstruction for computed tomography of the spine
The utility of evaluating a sagittal view of CT of the spine is well-known. In many clinical cases, the sagittal view includes noise generated from surrounding objects and may degrade the image quality. Iterative reconstruction (IR) techniques are useful for noise reduction; however, they can reduce spatial resolution. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of the adaptive statistical iterative reconstruction (ASiR) for generating sagittal CT images of the spine when compared to filtered back projection (FBP). (Source: Radiography)
Source: Radiography - December 28, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: M. Tsuda, H. Yunaga, A. Murakami, S. Yata Source Type: research

Morphologic changes in hepatitis virus-related liver cirrhosis: Relationship to hemodynamics of portal vein on dynamic contrast-enhanced CT
The morphologic changes in the compensated stage of liver cirrhosis (cLC) are not diffuse atrophic changes. With cLC lobar or segmental changes combined with atrophy of the right lobe and medial segment together with hypertrophy of the caudate lobe and lateral segment are commonly seen. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the morphologic changes in hepatitis virus-related liver cirrhosis in relationship to haemodynamics of the portal vein on dynamic contrast-enhanced computed tomography (DCE-CT) (Source: Radiography)
Source: Radiography - December 24, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: A. Yamamoto, K. Ito, K. Yasokawa, A. Kanki, D. Tanimoto, M. Hayashida, T. Tamada Source Type: research

An evaluation of the current mentorship/preceptorship practices for newly qualified radiographers in Northern Ireland
Mentorship/Preceptorship (M/P) has been utilised within the nursing profession since the early 1980's. Successful, structured M/P programmes can be hugely beneficial to Northern Ireland (NI) Trusts who recruit regularly and often rely on the fluidity of staff movement regionally. In the absence of standardised tools to accurately and universally measure the competency of newly qualified Radiographers (NQR) as they evolve, establishing the benchmark for effective practice within Radiology departments in NI is difficult and highly subjective at best. (Source: Radiography)
Source: Radiography - December 22, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: K. Morris, J.M. Cathcart Source Type: research

Perceptions of radiographers regarding establishing a self-regulatory body for radiation safety in Eswatini
This study sought to explore radiographers ’ perceptions regarding establishing a self-regulatory body that will formulate, implement and monitor compliance of standardised guidelines for radiation safety. (Source: Radiography)
Source: Radiography - December 19, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: L. Dlamini, M. Kekana Source Type: research

Mammography Diagnostic Reference Levels (DRLs) in Ghana
This study aims to establish the local DRLs used in digital mammography across three institutions in Ghana to guide mammography practice. (Source: Radiography)
Source: Radiography - December 18, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: E. Dzidzornu, S.K. Angmorterh, B.B. Ofori-Manteaw, S. Aboagye, K. Dzefi-Tettey, E.K. Ofori Source Type: research

Digital tomosynthesis and ground glass nodules: Optimization of acquisition protocol. A phantom study
Ground-glass nodules may be the expression of benign conditions, pre-invasive lesions or malignancies. The aim of our study was to evaluate the capability of chest digital tomosynthesis (DTS) in detecting pulmonary ground-glass opacities (GGOs). (Source: Radiography)
Source: Radiography - December 16, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: E. Baratella, A.M. Bozzato, C. Marrocchio, A. Di Giusto, E. Quaia, M.A. Cova Source Type: research

Patients ’ knowledge, perception, and experience during magnetic resonance imaging in Ghana: A single centre study
The Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) environment has the potency of inducing anxiety, panic attacks, and claustrophobia in patients with some patients describing it as being placed in a long confining tube. Therefore, having patients that are well-informed concerning the diagnostic tests they are about to undergo can contribute to these patients experiencing reduced anxiety, greater satisfaction, and participation in their care which is key in gaining patients' cooperation and compliance during imaging procedures such as MRI. (Source: Radiography)
Source: Radiography - December 16, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: S. Asante, F. Acheampong Source Type: research

Clinical indication-based diagnostic reference levels for paediatric head computed tomography examinations in Kano Metropolis, northwestern Nigeria
Paediatric patients are recognised to be at higher risk of developing radiation-induced cancer than adults because of rapidly growing organs and tissues which are vulnerable to cellular damage. The aim of the study was to determine indication based Diagnostic Reference Levels (DRLCI) for paediatric head computed tomography (CT) examinations within Kano metropolis, Nigeria. (Source: Radiography)
Source: Radiography - December 16, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: D. Joseph Zira, T. Haruna Yahaya, M.S. Umar, F. Nkubli B, N.C. Chukwuemeka, M. Sidi, R. Emmanuel, F.Z. Ibrahim, S.S. Laushugno, A.P. Ogenyi Source Type: research

Investigating perceptions of ‘dose creep’ amongst student radiographers: A grounded theory study
The dose creep phenomena are now a widely recognized concept in diagnostic radiography in light of recent technological advancements transitionally. However, this still remains underexplored amongst radiography students preparing to enter the radiography profession. In response, this study explores the perceptions of dose creep amongst undergraduate student radiographers. (Source: Radiography)
Source: Radiography - December 16, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: S. Benfield, J.D. Hewis, C.M. Hayre Source Type: research

MRI reporting radiographers - A survey assessment of number and areas of practice within the United Kingdom
The aim of this study was to determine a baseline assessment of the national picture of MRI reporting radiographers within the United Kingdom. (Source: Radiography)
Source: Radiography - December 15, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: H. Estall, M. Mitchell Source Type: research

Measuring wall shear stress distribution in the carotid artery in an African population: Computational fluid dynamics versus ultrasound doppler velocimetry
This study computes and compares the difference in Wall Shear Stress (WSS) measurements between these two methods. (Source: Radiography)
Source: Radiography - December 12, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: S.W.I. Onwuzu, A.C. Ugwu, G.C.E. Mbah, I.S. Elo Source Type: research

Survey of monitor specification and viewing conditions in breast screening units in the North West of England
Monitor specification and viewing conditions are important factors affecting image assessment in mammography. This survey evaluates the different viewing conditions and monitor specifications that exist in acquisition and reporting rooms in UK breast screening units. (Source: Radiography)
Source: Radiography - December 4, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: S. Papathanasiou, J.D. Thompson, L.A. Walton Source Type: research

Incidental pancreatic cystic lesions: comparison between CT with model-based algorithm and MRI
The present study aims to compare low-kV CT reconstructed with MBIR technique with MRI in detecting high-risk stigmata and worrisome features in patients with pancreatic cystic lesions. (Source: Radiography)
Source: Radiography - December 4, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: D. Ippolito, C. Maino, A. Pecorelli, A. De Vito, L. Riva, C. Talei Franzesi, S. Sironi Source Type: research

Evaluating the use of gradient echo imaging for the detection of cerebral microbleeds in acute stroke cases: A retrospective data analysis in a UK stroke unit
Imaging in stroke, allows its classification into ischaemic stroke (IS) or intracranial haemorrhagic stroke (ICH), ensuring time-sensitive treatment to be administered. Imaging can also allow detection of cerebral microbleeds (CMBs), which may further determine pharmacological intervention in acute stroke. True gradient echo (T2 ∗GRE) or susceptibility weighted imaging (SWI) have high sensitivity for the detection of CMBs. These two sequences are included in the national guidelines; however, the implementation of these guidelines can vary depending on local interpretation and scanner capabilities. (Source: Radiography)
Source: Radiography - December 3, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: G. Walsh, T. Meagher, C. Malamateniou Source Type: research

Feedback during summative clinical assessments: Experiences of diagnostic radiography students at a higher education institution in South Africa
This article reports on the experiences of radiography students regarding summative clinical assessment feedback. (Source: Radiography)
Source: Radiography - December 1, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: H. Hodgson, A.D. Grobler, D. Morton Source Type: research

Please be upstanding – A narrative review of evidence comparing upright to supine lumbar spine MRI
The objective of the review was to examine the evidence comparing upright to supine MRI of the lumbar spine. (Source: Radiography)
Source: Radiography - November 30, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: M.A. Baker, S. MacKay Tags: Narrative Review Source Type: research

Towards automated extraction of 2D standard fetal head planes from 3D ultrasound acquisitions: A clinical evaluation and quality assessment comparison
This study assessed the image quality of standard fetal head planes automatically-extracted from three-dimensional (3D) ultrasound fetal head volumes using a customised DL-algorithm. (Source: Radiography)
Source: Radiography - November 30, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: E. Skelton, J. Matthew, Y. Li, B. Khanal, J.J. Cerrolaza Martinez, N. Toussaint, C. Gupta, C. Knight, B. Kainz, J.V. Hajnal, M. Rutherford Source Type: research

The effect of a digital training tool to aid chest image interpretation: Hybridising eye tracking technology and a decision support tool
This study aimed to evaluate the effect of the training tool on participant image interpretation performance. (Source: Radiography)
Source: Radiography - November 27, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: L. McLaughlin, C.M. Hughes, R. Bond, J. McConnell, A. Cairns, S.L. McFadden 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 Radiography. (Source: Radiography)
Source: Radiography - November 27, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

CTSim: Changing teaching practice in radiography with simulation
Simulation offers radiography students the possibility to experiment with Computed Tomography (CT) in a way not possible in clinical practice. The aim of this work was to test a newly developed simulator ‘CTSim’ for effectiveness in teaching and learning. (Source: Radiography)
Source: Radiography - November 26, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: J. Stowe, C. O ′Halloran, G. Photopoulos, A.D. Lia, M. Quinn, F. Tschan, R. Verwoolde, C. Buissink Source Type: research

A pilot image interpretation teaching intervention to improve competence and confidence of radiographers to detect left ventricular thrombus in routine cardiac MRI scans
Prompt diagnosis of left ventricular (LV) thrombus is clinically important, as it may require immediate anti-coagulation treatment. The aim of this study was to determine if a teaching intervention delivered by cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) physicians would increase the CMR radiographers ’ ability to detect LV thrombus on a routine CMR scan. (Source: Radiography)
Source: Radiography - November 26, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: C.B. Lawton, S. Moharem-Elgamal, A.G. Dastidar, J.C. Luis Rodrigues, G. Biglino, C. Bucciarelli-Ducci Source Type: research