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Evaluation of unenhanced axial T1W and T2W liver MR images acquired from institutions within the Republic of Ireland and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Radiography (Lond) 2019 May 22;25(2):e45-e51. Epub 2018 Nov 22.

Radiology Department, King Abdulaziz University Hospital, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

Introduction: This multi-site study evaluated two breath-hold sequences commonly utilised for liver MRI; non-enhanced T1W-3D-FS-GRE-TRA and T2W-2D-FSE-TRA sequences, using physical measurements of SNR and CNR, and observer perceptions' (Visual Grading Analysis: VGA).

Methods: Liver MR image datasets (n = 168) from nine hospitals in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) and 11 hospitals in the Republic of Ireland were evaluated. Images were categorised into two groups per sequence, defined by slice thickness (T2W-2D-FSE, ≤5 mm vs ≥ 6 mm and T1W-3D-GRE-FS, ≤3 mm vs 4 mm). Read More

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May 2019
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Transitioning from analogue to digital imaging: Challenges of South African analogue-trained radiographers.

Radiography (Lond) 2019 May 1;25(2):e39-e44. Epub 2018 Nov 1.

Nelson Mandela University, Department of Radiography, South Africa.

Introduction: The work of a radiographer includes using technology to produce x-ray images. The technology employed could either be analogue or digital technology. Over the last 20-25 years analogue-trained radiographers in South Africa have had to produce x-ray images using digital technology. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.radi.2018.10.001DOI Listing
May 2019
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Patient safety in medical imaging: A joint paper of the European Society of Radiology (ESR) and the European Federation of Radiographer Societies (EFRS).

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Radiography (Lond) 2019 May;25(2):e26-e38

EFRS, Zuidsingel 65, 4331RR, Middelburg, the Netherlands.

The fundamental professional roles of radiographers and radiologists are focused on providing benefit to patients with our skills, while maintaining their safety at all times. There are numerous patient safety issues in radiology which must be considered. These encompass: protection from direct harm arising from the techniques and technologies we use; ensuring physical and psychological well-being of patients while under our care; maintaining the highest possible quality of service provision; and protecting the staff to ensure they can deliver safe services. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.radi.2019.01.009DOI Listing
May 2019
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Patient safety: At the centre of all we do.

Radiography (Lond) 2019 May;25(2):99-100

European Society of Radiology Executive Council member and Quality, Safety and Standards Committee Chair, European Society of Radiology, Am Gestade 1, Vienna 1010, Austria; Mercy University Hospital, Cork, Ireland.

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May 2019
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Letter re: Sonography workforce 'decapitation'.

Radiography (Lond) 2019 May 24;25(2):186. Epub 2018 Dec 24.

Radiology, The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust, Aberford Road, Wakefield, WF1 4DG, United Kingdom; University of Bradford, Richmond Road, Bradford, BD7 1DP, United Kingdom.

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May 2019
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Image interpretation by radiographers in South Africa: A systematic review.

Radiography (Lond) 2019 May 2;25(2):178-185. Epub 2019 Jan 2.

Faculty of Health Sciences, Nelson Mandela University, Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, South Africa.

Purpose: To determine the current knowledge on the accuracy, experiences, influence of training, and potential impact on patient management of image interpretation/reporting by South African diagnostic radiographers.

Key Findings: The majority of reviewed studies focussed on determining the accuracy of radiographers' ability to interpret radiographic images of the skeleton, chest and computed tomography scans of the head. One focussed on exploring and describing the reporting experiences of radiographers and medical practitioners. Read More

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May 2019
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Interprofessional work in early detection of breast cancer: An integrative review.

Radiography (Lond) 2019 May 13;25(2):170-177. Epub 2018 Dec 13.

Western Norway University of Applied Sciences (HVL), Norway.

Objectives: To identify the roles of health care staff in interprofessional work related to breast cancer detection and diagnosis.

Key Findings: A comprehensive search was performed using PICO to support inclusion and exclusion criteria. A shortened version of the STROBE checklist ensured evaluation of the studies. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.radi.2018.11.005DOI Listing
May 2019
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Crowdsourcing in health professions education: What radiography educators can learn from other disciplines.

Radiography (Lond) 2019 May 11;25(2):164-169. Epub 2018 Dec 11.

School of Health Science, Frederick Road Campus, University of Salford, Allerton Building, M6 6PU, UK.

Objectives: Crowdsourcing works through an institution outsourcing a function normally performed by an employee or group of individuals. Within a crowdsource users, known as the crowd, form a community who voluntarily undertake a task which involves the pooling of knowledge resources. A literature review was undertaken to identify how the tool is being used in health professions education, and potential for use in radiography education. Read More

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May 2019
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Radiographer reporting: A literature review to support cancer workforce planning in England.

Radiography (Lond) 2019 May 14;25(2):155-163. Epub 2019 Mar 14.

Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital, UK.

Objective: Clinical Imaging contributes to screening, diagnosis, planning and monitoring of treatment and surveillance in cancer care. This literature review summarises evidence about radiographer reporting to help imaging service providers respond to Health Education England's 2017 Cancer Workforce Plan project to expand radiographer reporting in clinical service provision.

Key Findings: Papers published between 1992 and 2018 were reviewed (n = 148). Read More

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May 2019
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The impact of contracts on outsourcing computed tomography examinations from a Swedish public university hospital to a private radiology unit.

Radiography (Lond) 2019 May 9;25(2):148-154. Epub 2019 Jan 9.

Department of Molecular Medicine and Surgery (MMK), K1, Stockholm, Sweden. Electronic address:

Introduction: After years of outsourcing without detailed contracts from one of Sweden's largest university hospitals to external radiology units, the hospital started to use a specific contract for outsourcing computed tomography (CT) examinations. The purpose of this study was to compare the cost-effectiveness of two outsourcing approaches, where examinations were performed either with a detailed, specific contract (with-contract) or without (no-contract), between a hospital radiology department and private external units.

Methods: This retrospective study included a group of electively outsourced CT-examinations (n = 132) and a control group of in-house CT-examinations (n = 132), selected from the three different types of CT-examinations referred from the Departments of Oncology and Hematology. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.radi.2018.12.014DOI Listing
May 2019
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Does software optimization influence the radiologists' perception in low dose paediatric pelvic examinations?

Radiography (Lond) 2019 May 1;25(2):143-147. Epub 2019 Jan 1.

Medical Radiation Physics, Department of Clinical Sciences, Lund, Sweden & University, Skaane University Hospital, 205 02, Malmö, Sweden.

Purpose: To investigate whether software optimisation can improve an observers' perception of image quality in low dose paediatric pelvic examinations.

Methods: Twenty-five consecutive patients (3-7 years old) were referred for a pelvic digital radiography (DR) examination. They were prospectively enrolled in the study over a 3-month period. Read More

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May 2019
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Development and validation of a psychometric scale for assessing healthcare professionals' knowledge in radiation protection.

Radiography (Lond) 2019 May 3;25(2):136-142. Epub 2019 Jan 3.

Research Unit of Nursing Science and Health Management, University of Oulu, Oulu University Hospital, Oulu, Finland. Electronic address:

Introduction: Healthcare professionals must sufficiently understand ionising radiation and the associated protection measures to avoid unnecessarily exposing patients and staff to ionising radiation. Hence, a proper safety culture is important to lowering health risks. The development and establishment of an instrument that can indicate healthcare professionals' understanding/knowledge of radiation protection concepts can greatly contribute to a good safety culture. Read More

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May 2019
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Perceptions and experiences that may influence consideration of breast imaging as a career option.

Radiography (Lond) 2019 May 1;25(2):129-135. Epub 2019 Jan 1.

University of Suffolk, Waterfront Building, Neptune Quay, Ipswich, IP4 1QJ England. Electronic address:

Introduction: Staff shortages and increasing workload raises concerns about maintaining breast services. Recruitment and retention of radiographic staff is vital. We explore views of UK undergraduate radiography students and breast radiographers to gauge how training experiences influenced their career choices on graduation. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.radi.2018.12.007DOI Listing
May 2019
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Therapeutic Radiographers' perceptions of the barriers and enablers to effective smoking cessation support.

Radiography (Lond) 2019 May 21;25(2):121-128. Epub 2018 Dec 21.

The Christie NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester, UK. Electronic address:

Introduction: Tobacco smoking during and post radiotherapy is associated with increased treatment toxicity and increased cancer related mortality. Routine delivery of smoking cessation advice is inconsistent in practice. This study identifies the key barriers and facilitators to the provision of effective smoking cessation conversations in radiotherapy practice. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.radi.2018.12.002DOI Listing
May 2019
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Nuclear medicine image interpretation by radiographers: Findings of an accredited postgraduate module.

Radiography (Lond) 2019 May 10;25(2):114-120. Epub 2018 Dec 10.

Clinical and Medical Sciences Research Hub, School of Allied Health Professions, Canterbury Christ Church University, Kent, UK.

Introduction: The study aimed to analyse the results of radiographer's image interpretation of nuclear medicine (NM) examinations following a nine-month postgraduate module.

Methods: Twenty participants completed 60 summative image commentaries each at the end of the module from prospective NM worklists in England. Each submitted a mixed selection of examinations in bone, lung, renal, and thyroid scans. Read More

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May 2019
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Perceptions and short-term experiences of newly qualified radiographers performing compulsory community service.

Radiography (Lond) 2019 May 24;25(2):108-113. Epub 2018 Dec 24.

Department of Radiography, Faculty of Health Sciences, School of Healthcare Sciences, University of Pretoria, South Africa.

Introduction: Compulsory community service (CCS) is a concept that was adopted by many countries as a strategy to address the shortage of health workers. CCS was initiated in 1997 in the South African healthcare system to alleviate improper distribution of health workers in the public sector. CCS experiences of various health professions excluding radiographers were explored where debates regarding the impact, experiences and perceptions of the CCS year are ongoing. Read More

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May 2019
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The volume of liver irradiated during modern free-breathing breast radiotherapy: Implications for theory and practice.

Radiography (Lond) 2019 May 21;25(2):103-107. Epub 2018 Dec 21.

Velindre Cancer Centre, Velindre Road, Cardiff, CF14 2TL, UK; Cardiff University School of Medicine, UHW Main Building, Health Park, Cardiff, CF14 4XN, UK. Electronic address:

Introduction: Incidental liver irradiation during breast radiotherapy can increase the risk of second primary malignancy and induce adverse inflammatory states. This study establishes the volume of liver irradiated during free-breathing breast radiotherapy. Novel associations between liver dose-volume data and systemic interleukin-6 soluble receptor and blood counts are evaluated. Read More

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May 2019
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Radiography - 25 years in the making.

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P Hogg

Radiography (Lond) 2019 May 20;25(2):101-102. Epub 2019 Feb 20.

School of Health and Society, University of Salford, Greater Manchester, UK. Electronic address:

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May 2019
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Motivation of student radiographers in learning situations based on role-play simulation: A multicentric approach involving trainers and students.

Radiography (Lond) 2019 Feb 5;25(1):e18-e25. Epub 2018 Oct 5.

Centre hospitalo-Universitaire de Amiens, Amiens, France; SimUSanté, Amiens, France. Electronic address:

Introduction: Role-play simulation is implemented in different radiography institutions. This tool develops Knowledge, Skills and Competences (KSC) in students. The aim of this study was to identify the strategies implemented by trainers in order to encourage student motivational dynamics and to find those that resonate with students. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.radi.2018.09.002DOI Listing
February 2019
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Impact of body part thickness on AP pelvis radiographic image quality and effective dose.

Radiography (Lond) 2019 Feb 3;25(1):e11-e17. Epub 2018 Oct 3.

School of Health Sciences, University of Salford, Salford M6 6PU, United Kingdom. Electronic address:

Introduction: Within medical imaging variations in patient size can generate challenges, especially when selecting appropriate acquisition parameters. This experiment sought to evaluate the impact of increasing body part thickness on image quality (IQ) and effective dose (E) and identify optimum exposure parameters.

Methods: An anthropomorphic pelvis phantom was imaged with additional layers (1-15 cm) of animal fat as a proxy for increasing body thickness. Read More

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February 2019
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Characterization of breast imaging education and insights from students, radiographers and teaching staff about its strengths, difficulties and needs.

Radiography (Lond) 2019 Feb 31;25(1):e1-e10. Epub 2018 Jul 31.

Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences (METROPOLIA), Helsinki, Finland.

Introduction: The study aimed to characterize breast imaging education and identify its strengths, difficulties and needs across five European countries according to student, radiographer and teaching staff perspectives.

Methods: An observation grid was used to collect data regarding breast imaging education and three questionnaires targeted to key-participants were developed/applied to collect data on strengths, difficulties and needs. Descriptive statistics and thematic analysis were performed according to the nature of the questions. Read More

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February 2019
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REF: Lockwood, P. Dolbear, G. Image interpretation by radiographers in brain, spine and knee MRI examinations: Findings from an accredited postgraduate module. Radiography 2018;24:370-375.

Radiography (Lond) 2019 Feb 2;25(1):94-95. Epub 2018 Dec 2.

Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust, Moat Road, Walsall, West Midlands, WS2 9PS, United Kingdom.

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February 2019
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To all therapeutic radiographers and radiation therapists - Let the world know that we exist!

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E R Andersen

Radiography (Lond) 2019 Feb 14;25(1):94. Epub 2018 Sep 14.

Department of Radiotherapy, Stavanger University Hospital, Stavanger, Norway. Electronic address:

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February 2019
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Blurring the lines for better visualisation.

Radiography (Lond) 2019 Feb 1;25(1):91-93. Epub 2018 Sep 1.

Department of Radiotherapy, Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK.

On-treatment imaging in radiotherapy has evolved over the last 60 years, bringing with it changes in the roles of radiographers, radiologists and oncologists. The ability to acquire and interpret high quality images (2D kilovoltage and megavoltage imaging and 3D CT and cone-beam CT) for radiotherapy planning and delivery requires therapy radiographers to have skills and knowledge that overlap with those of diagnostic radiographers. With the implementation of MRI-guided radiotherapy, treatment radiographers and clinical oncologists are exploring new territory, requiring truly collaborative working practices with their radiology partners. Read More

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February 2019
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Describing ionising radiation risk in the clinical setting: A systematic review.

Radiography (Lond) 2019 Feb 29;25(1):83-90. Epub 2018 Nov 29.

The University of Newcastle, University Drive, Callaghan, NSW 2308, Australia. Electronic address:

Introduction: Meaningfully explaining the risk of an ionising radiation examination is a challenging undertaking. Patients must contextualise the risk against the expected benefit of the imaging examination, often in a situation of heightened emotion. This systematic review seeks to explore the literature to identify what techniques are advocated for disclosing the risk to patients of ionising radiation from clinical medical imaging examinations. Read More

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February 2019
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Professional protectionism; a barrier to employing a sonographer graduate?

Radiography (Lond) 2019 Feb 27;25(1):77-82. Epub 2018 Nov 27.

Diagnostic Imaging, Sheffield Hallam University, UK.

Introduction: The national sonographer workforce deficit is not a new challenge and has been driven by the increasing demand for ultrasound services. The current educational models only facilitate small trainee numbers and are unable to keep abreast of the demand for trained sonographers. This is partially due to the intensive (and often one to one) sonographer training which has instigated much debate relating to alternative models of education. Read More

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February 2019
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Simultaneous measurement of patient dose and distribution of indoor scattered radiation during digital breast tomosynthesis.

Radiography (Lond) 2019 Feb 15;25(1):72-76. Epub 2018 Nov 15.

Showa University Graduate School of Health Sciences, Japan.

Introduction: Breast cancer incidence increases from the age of 30 years. As this age range coincides with that in which women usually pursue pregnancy, undergoing medical examinations for conditions such as breast cancer is a concern, especially when pregnancy is uncertain during the first eight weeks. Moreover, in this age range, breast often exhibits a high density, thus compromising diagnosis. Read More

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February 2019
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A qualitative study to determine Kuwaiti Women's knowledge of breast cancer and barriers deterring attendance at mammography screening.

Radiography (Lond) 2019 Feb 5;25(1):65-71. Epub 2018 Nov 5.

Cardiff University, Heath Park Campus, CF14 4ER, UK.

Introduction: Although a Mammography Screening Service (MSS) has been established in Kuwait since 2014, the attendance rate for eligible women is only 4.2% in comparison to 72.1% attendance in the United Kingdom (UK) mammography screening service. Read More

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February 2019
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The use of 80 kV versus 100 kV in pulmonary CT angiography: An evaluation of the impact on radiation dose and image quality on two CT scanners.

Radiography (Lond) 2019 Feb 8;25(1):58-64. Epub 2018 Nov 8.

Faculty of Health and Social Sciences, University of South-Eastern Norway, Norway. Electronic address:

Introduction: Use of CT in the investigation of pulmonary embolism in radiosensitive patients such as pregnant and young female patients entails the need for protocol optimization. The aim of this study was to analyze the dose reduction and image quality achieved by using 80 kV instead of 100 kV in CT pulmonary angiography protocols.

Methods: 80 examinations of non-obese patients were analyzed (40 consecutive patients for each protocol, equally distributed on two CT scanners). Read More

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February 2019
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Behavioural beliefs of Ghanaian radiographers and reporting of child physical abuse.

Radiography (Lond) 2019 Feb 9;25(1):51-57. Epub 2018 Nov 9.

School of Nursing, University of Ghana, Ghana.

Introduction: Radiographers are well placed to flag non accidental injury in children due to their unique position within the imaging chain. Being able to identify (or suspect) physical abuse in children and reporting the incident are, however, two different issues. This study was conducted to explore the external influences in the decision making of the Ghanaian radiographer to report suspected child physical abuse (CPA). Read More

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February 2019
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Personnel flux and workplace anxiety: Personal and interpersonal consequences of understaffing in UK ultrasound departments.

Radiography (Lond) 2019 Feb 20;25(1):46-50. Epub 2018 Aug 20.

Department of Medical and Sport Sciences, University of Cumbria, Bowerham Road, Lancaster LA1 3JD, UK.

Introduction: By 2013, the UK government's Migration Advisory Committee had determined sonography to be a formal shortage speciality, and understaffing remains a key concern for research in the domain. This paper, emergent of a qualitative study funded by Health Education North West, explores unit managers' perspectives on the present state of UK ultrasound. The focus herein falls upon the personal and interpersonal consequences of this circumstance for individuals working in specific understaffed departments. Read More

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February 2019
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Does the intervention of mindfulness reduce levels of burnout and compassion fatigue and increase resilience in pre-registration students? A pilot study.

Radiography (Lond) 2019 Feb 17;25(1):4-9. Epub 2018 Sep 17.

Sheffield Hallam University, Faculty of Health and Wellbeing, Robert Winston Building, Collegiate Crescent, Sheffield, S10 2BP, UK.

Introduction: In the current clinical working environment it is important that therapeutic radiography students are fully prepared not just clinically but emotionally for a working professional life. Mindfulness has shown promise, as a self-care strategy, in the improvement of burnout, resilience and compassion fatigue in other professions; however, it has not been used with therapeutic radiography students.

Methods: Eight pre-registration therapeutic radiography students were recruited to undergo a five week mindfulness course; six students from the year below were recruited to act as a control arm (no mindfulness). Read More

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February 2019
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Radiographer mammographers' attitudes towards implementing new techniques for imaging the augmented breast, after viewing a training DVD or receiving cascade training: A survey.

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N C Moneme J Curtis

Radiography (Lond) 2019 Feb 16;25(1):39-45. Epub 2018 Aug 16.

Kingston University & St George's University of London, United Kingdom.

Introduction: Mammographers in the NHSBSP are required to implement the Eklund ('Pushback') technique after viewing a training DVD or receiving cascade training. This study aims to evaluate Radiographers' attitudes towards imaging the augmented breast following viewing the training DVD or receiving cascade training.

Methodology: Questionnaires containing both open and closed questions collected quantitative and qualitative data across three breast screening units. Read More

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February 2019
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Posterior tibial slope measurement on lateral knee radiographs as a risk factor of anterior cruciate ligament injury: A cross-sectional study.

Radiography (Lond) 2019 Feb 16;25(1):33-38. Epub 2018 Aug 16.

Kafkas University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Radiology, Kars, Turkey. Electronic address:

Introduction: The posterior tibial slope (PTS) is believed to be a risk factor for anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury. The aim of this study was to reveal the differences in terms of PTS measurements on lateral knee radiographs between ruptured and non-injured cases as well as between males and females in regard to ACL alignment.

Methods: The study cohort included 92 patients (61 males and 31 females) with ACL rupture and 101 individuals (59 males and 42 females) who visited the Orthopedics Department but had no ACL injury. Read More

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February 2019
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The evaluation of compliance with iRefer guidelines for abdominal imaging and the impact of the normal abdominal radiograph on the clinical confidence and decision making of emergency clinicians.

Radiography (Lond) 2019 Feb 7;25(1):28-32. Epub 2018 Aug 7.

Faculty of Health Studies, University of Bradford, BD7 1DP, UK.

Introduction: Attendance of adult patients to the Emergency Department (ED) with acute abdominal pain is a frequent event. Abdominal X-ray imaging (AXR) is commonly the first line of investigation but previous studies have suggested that the AXR has no place in assessing acute abdominal pain because of its low diagnostic yield and limited contribution to direct clinical decision making. However, no evaluation of the impact of a negative AXR on the clinical confidence and decision making of emergency clinicians has been undertaken. Read More

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February 2019
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The patient's experience of defaecating proctography: Comparing magnetic resonance with conventional fluoroscopy techniques.

Radiography (Lond) 2019 Feb 17;25(1):24-27. Epub 2018 Aug 17.

Department of Radiology, Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust, Prescot Street, Liverpool, L7 8XP, UK. Electronic address:

Introduction: Fluoroscopy and MRI are currently used to investigate defaecation and pelvic floor dysfunction, with advantages and disadvantages to both modalities. Anecdotally it is suspected that MRI, allowing more privacy, may be better tolerated by patients but that symptoms may be more easily replicated with fluoroscopic technique due to the physiological position. The aim of this study was to evaluate the patient experience of both techniques to potentially help guide the choice of defaecating proctography modality in the future. Read More

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February 2019
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Stakeholders' viewpoints on work-integrated learning practices in radiography training in South Africa: Towards improvement of practice.

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J du Plessis

Radiography (Lond) 2019 Feb 21;25(1):16-23. Epub 2018 Jul 21.

Department of Clinical Sciences, Faculty of Environmental and Health Sciences, Central University of Technology Free State, 1 President Brand Street, Bloemfontein, 9300, South Africa. Electronic address:

Purpose: The aim of this investigation was to suggest practices to improve the delivery of work-integrated learning (WIL) in radiography training in South Africa (SA).

Methods: An extensive survey was conducted among all universities in SA involved in the training of radiography students, to investigate the current delivery of WIL. Data were collected by means of quantitative questionnaires with open-ended qualitative components. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.radi.2018.06.011DOI Listing
February 2019
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Managing discomfort and developing participation in non-emergency MRI: Children's coping strategies during their first procedure.

Radiography (Lond) 2019 Feb 6;25(1):10-15. Epub 2018 Jul 6.

Department of Medical and Sport Sciences, University of Cumbria, Bowerham Road, Lancaster, LA1 3JD, UK. Electronic address:

Introduction: Building on existing work, this paper aims to develop a detailed analysis of the practical coping strategies developed by children who had not previously experienced an MRI, regarding a non-emergency examination of the brain.

Methods: Semi-structured interviews with 22 children, aged between eight and sixteen years, were conducted immediately post-procedure. Emergent data were thematically analysed in line with the core precepts of Grounded Theory, and triangulated against interview data with their parents where pertinent. Read More

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February 2019
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Challenges in recruitment and retention: Securing the therapeutic radiography workforce of the future.

Radiography (Lond) 2019 Feb;25(1):1-3

Dept of Allied Health Professions, Sheffield Hallam University, UK.

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February 2019
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A study to explore opinions and attitudes of Saudi Arabian MR professionals on the current status of routine MR scanner quality assurance testing in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Radiography (Lond) 2018 Nov 6;24(4):e98-e104. Epub 2018 Jun 6.

Radiography and Diagnostic Imaging, School of Medicine, University College Dublin, Ireland.

Introduction: Internationally it is recommended that quality assurance (QA) testing of MR systems is the responsibility of MR professionals to ensure efficient scanner performance. This study aims to explore the opinions and attitudes of MR professionals in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) regarding the current status of routine QA testing within MRI departments.

Methods: A qualitative approach was adopted, with MR professionals working in public, semi-public and private hospitals in the KSA invited to participate in this interview-based study. Read More

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November 2018
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A comparative study about motivations, expectations and future plans for professional development in four European radiography programs.

Radiography (Lond) 2018 Nov 9;24(4):e91-e97. Epub 2018 Jun 9.

Oslo Metropolitan University (OMU), Oslo, Norway.

Introduction: This study aims to compare motivations, expectations and work plans of students and teaching-staff from four different European radiography programs, it aims also to explore areas that could be included to advance post graduate studies.

Methods: Two different questionnaires (open- and closed-end questions) were applied to key-informants, students who had just completed their bachelor thesis and teaching-staff, to collect data regarding motivations, expectations, challenges and potentials for radiography education and, plans for further work. Descriptive statistics and thematic analysis were performed according to the nature of the questions. Read More

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Assessment of left ventricular ejection fraction with late-systolic and mid-diastolic cardiac phases using multi-slice computed tomography.

Radiography (Lond) 2018 Nov 5;24(4):e85-e90. Epub 2018 May 5.

Section of Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology, Department of Bioimaging and Image-Guided Therapy, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria.

Introduction: Multi-slice computed tomography (MSCT) is an accurate tool for the assessment of left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF). However, in order to reduce radiation dose, prospective acquisition protocols are currently used, in which the end-systole and end-diastole are not scanned. Our aim was to study the accuracy of the assessment of LVEF using fixed late-systolic and mid-diastolic cardiac phases compared with echocardiography. Read More

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Muscle thickness and echo-intensity changes of the quadriceps femoris muscle during a strength training program.

Radiography (Lond) 2018 Nov 12;24(4):e75-e84. Epub 2018 Apr 12.

Universidade de Lisboa, Faculdade de Motricidade Humana, Estrada da Costa 1499-002, Portugal; Universidade de Lisboa, Faculdade de Motricidade Humana, Centro para o Estudo da Performance Humana, Estrada da Costa 1499-002, Portugal.

Introduction: Ultrasound (US) has an important role in musculoskeletal (MSK) evaluation, allowing the study of muscle morphology and function. Muscle thickness (MT) and muscle echo-intensity (EI) are two important parameters that may quantify muscle structural adaptations to a variety of stimuli. The aim was to explore the potential of quantitative US imaging for assessing the adaptations and responses of the muscle tissue to increased contractile activity using B-mode US. Read More

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November 2018
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Atraumatic musculocutaneous neuropathy: A rare case caused by a proximal humeral bone spur.

Radiography (Lond) 2018 Nov 9;24(4):e115-e117. Epub 2018 Apr 9.

Department of Radiology, General Hospital Sant'Andrea, La Spezia, Italy.

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Diagnostic accuracy of Magnetic Resonance Imaging using liver tissue specific contrast agents and contrast enhanced Multi Detector Computed Tomography: A systematic review of diagnostic test in Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC).

Radiography (Lond) 2018 Nov 25;24(4):e109-e114. Epub 2018 May 25.

School of Health and Social Work, University of Hertfordshire, College Lane, Hatfield, Herts, AL10 9AB, United Kingdom. Electronic address:

Objectives: The aim of this systematic review is to investigate diagnostic accuracy of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scans using liver specific tissue contrast media over contrast enhanced Multi Detector CT (MDCT) in diagnoses of Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC) in patients with chronic liver disease.

Key Findings: A total of 8 diagnostic studies were identified and generally considered of high quality. The studies reported sufficient evidence on sensitivity and specificity, which was synthesised and summarised providing an overview of the evidence. Read More

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Insights into the methodology of radiography science.

Radiography (Lond) 2018 Nov 10;24(4):e105-e108. Epub 2018 Jun 10.

Karolinska Institutet, Department of Clinical Science, Intervention and Technology (CLINTEC), H9, Alfred Nobels Allé 10, 5 Tr, 14183 Huddinge, Sweden. Electronic address:

Introduction: The aim of this article is to give an insight into radiography as a science and a discipline from the viewpoints of knowledge interest and methodological approach and design.

Methods: Original articles published in Radiography (n = 184) and the Journal of Clinical Radiography and Radiotherapy (n = 10) at the timeline 2015 to 3/2017 were reviewed for research focus and the methodology used. To abstract the results, thematisation analysis was used. Read More

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Perspectives on the development of professionalism as experienced by radiography students.

Radiography (Lond) 2018 Nov 17;24(4):404. Epub 2018 Aug 17.

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The experiences of women receiving brachytherapy for cervical cancer: A systematic literature review.

Radiography (Lond) 2018 Nov 18;24(4):396-403. Epub 2018 Jul 18.

Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences, Glenside Campus, University of the West of England, Blackberry Hill, Bristol, BS16 1DD, UK. Electronic address:

Objectives: To determine women's experiences of brachytherapy for cervical cancer.

Key Findings: Nineteen studies were included for data extraction/synthesis. Twelve studies focussed on psychological issues, seven on pharmacological aspects of women's experiences. Read More

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An evaluation of Fracture Liaison Services in the detection and management of osteoporotic fragility fractures: A narrative review.

Radiography (Lond) 2018 Nov 25;24(4):392-395. Epub 2018 May 25.

University of Central Lancashire, UK.

Objectives: To evaluate the current evidence for whether Fracture Liaison Services are being utilised effectively in the UK to aid in the prevention of fragility fractures.

Key Findings: Radiological under-reporting and non-standardised assessment of fragility fractures still persist, with low numbers of patients undergoing a risk assessment and treatment for secondary prevention of fracture. In order to improve care for these patients, the reporting of vertebral fractures must be improved and standardised in order to identify patients at increased risk of secondary fragility fractures. Read More

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