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VoE 101 - Education & Training
Radiographers
Thursday, March 1, 14:00 - 15:00
Moderator: S. Foley (Dublin/IE)


C-0596
14:00
Graduate Radiographers' Perceptions of Their Transition Period from a Student to a Radiographer
C. Bellizzi1, M. Williamson2, P. Bezzina1, M. Couto1; 1MALTA/MT 2WALES/UK

Aims and objectives:
Healthcare professionals often experience a variety of emotions during their transition from students to professionals [1-3]. It is known that confidence, experiences, and perspectives might vary between individuals and are influenced by several factors [1, 4]. The aim of the study was to explore [...]
Methods and materials:
This study adopted a cross-sectional design and mixed methodology research design. Population: All radiographers working in a public Maltese general hospital for less than three years were included in the study (n=20). Research tool: A self-designed questionnaire, based on the literature review,[...]
Results:
Following a three-week data collection period, 17 radiographers submitted the questionnaire (Figure 1). Radiographers indicated a theory-practice gap due to the challenges found during their transition. The results also showed that the participants’ confidence varied according to activities perfor[...]
Conclusion:
The results indicated that some participants experienced ‘Reality Shock’ during their transition, and the experience depends on several factors (gender, age, year of graduation and workplace). These were comparable with the findings from literature [3,6]. Recommendations were proposed to further ass[...]
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References:
Boychuk Duchscher, J. E. (2009). Transition shock: The initial stage of role adaptation for newly graduated registered nurses. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 65(5), 1103-1113. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2648.2008.04898.x Roziers, R. L., Kyriacos, U., & Ramugondo, E. L. (2014). Newly qualified South Africa[...]

C-1119
14:07
Computer Assisted Surgery and Rapid Prototyping for Radiographers. Implementation of a new lecture
G. GUEVARA ROJAS, G. Unterhumer, G. Schwarzmüller-Erber, K. Schicho; Vienna/AT

Aims and objectives:
Applications of Rapid Prototyping technologies have been established in various medical areas such as maxillofacial surgery, dentistry, neurosurgery and orthopedics [1-3]. Generally, Rapid Prototyping applications focus on the production of anatomical models (Figure 1), which are accurate replicas o[...]
Methods and materials:
Lecture structure The lecture was held at the winter semester 2017/2018. The extent of the lecture was 18 units, with an equivalence of 2 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System). 17 students took part in this non-obligatory (extra-curricular) course. Teaching methods Lecture and tutorials wer[...]
Results:
Based on the production process of medical models, a new inter-professional lecture was developed that complements to an adequate extent the required knowledge, skills and competence in Rapid Prototyping technologies Lecture contents are: Applications of Rapid Prototyping technologies in med[...]
Conclusion:
The course goals were achieved to a large extent. The positive survey results suggest that radiology technology students have no difficulties in getting rapidly acquainted to this kind of surgery simulation tools. One of the reasons may be that from the first semester students are used to working wi[...]
Personal information:
Godoberto Guevara Rojas MSc PhD UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED SCIENCES, FH Campus Wien SECTION RADIOLOGICAL TECHNOLOGY Vienna/Austria Favoritenstraße 226 1100 Vienna, Austria T: +43 1 606 68 77-4810 F: +43 1 606 68 77-4809 E-mail: godoberto.guevara@fh-campuswien.ac.at www.fh-campuswien[...]
References:
1. Bizzotto N, Tami I, Santucci A, Adani R, Poggi P, Romani D, Carpeggiani G, Ferraro F, Festa S, Magnan B. 3D Printed replica of articular fractures for surgical planning and patient consent: a two years multi-centric experience. 3D Printing in Medicine 2016; 2:2. 2. Hanas[...]

C-1799
14:14
Acquisition of compentences in computed tomography in Bachelor `s degree program Radiological technology at University of applied Studies FH Campus Vienna
G. Schwarzmüller-Erber1, G. GUEVARA ROJAS2, S. Unterhumer1, C. Schneckenleitner2, G. Unterhumer1; 1Wien/AT 2Vienna/AT

Aims and objectives:
Computed tomography (CT) is an essential modality in radiology. Theoretical inputs and practical in-house training in CT, followed by clinical internship are part of the radiological technology bachelor `s degree program. A special modular lecture program in CT has been implemented. (Fig.1) The t[...]
Methods and materials:
In September 2017 fifty-six students of the third and fifth semesters of the bachelor’s degree program, Radiological Technology at the University of Applied Sciences FH CAMPUS WIEN participated in this study. Participants were allocated to three groups, 3rd semester students, who had not started the[...]
Results:
A group of 56 students was involved in this study and finished the questionnaire. Figure three illustrates demographic data of the students. 20 3rd semester students (35.7%), without CT internship (group A), 22 3rd semester students (39.3%), who had already finished the CT internship (group B), 14 [...]
Conclusion:
Radiographers are the professionals in charge of performing computed tomography examinations. Specialized knowledge regarding technical, medical, and scientific aspects is essential for practical implementation. In-house lab trainings with multi-modality workplaces facilitate improving practical ski[...]
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References:
[1] Schwarzer R, Jerusalem M. Skalen zur Erfassung von Lehrer- und Schülermerkmalen. Dokumentation der psychometrischen Verfahren im Rahmen der Wissenschaftlichen Begleitung des Modellversuchs Selbstwirksame Schulen. Berlin: Freie Universität Berlin, 1999. [2] Jünger J, Schellberg D, Nikendei [...]

C-2954
14:21
A survey of what radiography educators teach about digital image appraisal
A. Barry, C. Shanley, K. Matthews; Dublin/IE

Aims and objectives:
Radiographers carry responsibility to appraise the diagnostic quality of radiographic images. While there has been a steady and comprehensive transition from film-screen (FS) radiography to digital radiography (DR) [1], experienced radiographers may have initially learned their image appraisal skil[...]
Methods and materials:
Research Strategy An online image-based questionnaire was designed using commercially available survey software with encrypted data collection facilities. No identifiable data were gathered and the images used in the questionnaire had all DICOM headers removed. The researcher's institution reviewed [...]
Results:
Participant demographics 46 questionnaires were sent to radiography educators in 15 countries and 23 universities. The response rate was 67% (n=31). Two respondents did not personally teach image appraisal, and therefore did not answer some questions. The distribution of respondents by their current[...]
Conclusion:
Conclusions In terms of what is being taught about appraisal: Image appraisal teaching starts early in degree courses, allowing gradual skill improvement and good habits. Image appraisal teaching is via several different subjects and combines theory and practice, creating links between different [...]
Personal information:
First author: Alanna Barry, Radiography Graduate, UCD Radiography, School of Medicine, University College Dublin Presenter Caoimhe Shanley, Radiography Graduate, UCD Radiography, School of Medicine, University College Dublin Second author and research supervisor Kate Matthews, Associate Professo[...]
References:
Sonoda, M., Takano, M., Miyahara, J. and Kato, H. (1983) ‘Computed radiography utilizing scanning laser stimulated luminescence’. Radiology, 148(3), pp. 833-838. Morrison, G., John, S.D., Goske, M.J., Charkot, E., Herrmann, T., Smith, S.N., Culbertson, J. and Carbonneau, K. (2011) ‘Pediatric digita[...]

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