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Röntgensjuksköterskan som granskare av konventionella röntgenbilder på skelett: En litteraturstudie
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Introduction: Radiographers training curriculum and job assignments have changed over the years. The reporting Radiographer is becoming more frequent around the world and is today well established in the United Kingdom. This is a future possibility in Sweden as well. The implementation of new knowledge has to be based on science and evidence.Objective: The aim of this literature study was to compile evidence in whether the reporting of plain radiographs maintains a competent level when performed by a Radiographer. Method: This thesis is a literature study. Ten scientific articles have been included, reviewed and analysed for quality and level of evidence.Results: The results show evidence for the fact that Radiographers with adequate training report plain radiographs of the skeleton at a high or sustained level, with the same results as Radiologists. Conclusion: Radiographers can acquire skills and have the potential to assess pathology and report on radiographs that should be taken advantage of. Cooperation in the chain of caregiving means more efficient handling of the patient. Furthermore, the Radiographer´s profession could become more attractive and Radiologists would be allowed to examine more complex cases.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 30 p.
Keyword [en]
Medicine, Radiographer, radiologic technologist, x-ray technician, plain radiographs, x-ray images, skeleton, image-reading, report, interpret, assessment, describe, competence transfer, radiology
Keyword [sv]
Medicin, Röntgensjuksköterska, bildgranskning, kompetensöverföring, radiologi, konventionella röntgenbilder, skelett
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-45152Local ID: 2e335c4d-5967-494c-b6a2-7ef9734850dfOAI: diva2:1018436
Subject / course
Student thesis, at least 15 credits
Educational program
Diagnostic Radiology Nursing, bachelor's level
Validerat; 20160117 (global_studentproject_submitter)Available from: 2016-10-04 Created: 2016-10-04Bibliographically approved

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