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#PerDebate     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Actas Urológicas Españolas     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Advances in Journalism and Communication     Open Access   (Followers: 33)
Advances in Protein Chemistry and Structural Biology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 21)
African Journalism Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
American Journalism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Âncora : Revista Latino-Americana de Jornalismo     Open Access  
Annales françaises d'Oto-rhino-laryngologie et de Pathologie Cervico-faciale     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Anuario de investigaciones     Open Access  
Apparence(s)     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Apunts. Medicina de l'Esport     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases Supplements     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Archivos de Medicina Veterinaria     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Arethusa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Arizona Journal of Hispanic Cultural Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Arizona Quarterly: A Journal of American Literature, Culture, and Theory     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
Asian Journal of Animal Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Asian Journal of Information Management     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Asian Journal of Marketing     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Astérion     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Atención Primaria     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Australasian Marketing Journal (AMJ)     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
BMS: Bulletin of Sociological Methodology/Bulletin de Méthodologie Sociologique     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Brazilian Journalism Research     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
British Journal of General Practice     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 41)
Brookings Papers on Economic Activity     Open Access   (Followers: 73)
Brookings-Wharton Papers on Financial Services     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Brookings-Wharton Papers on Urban Affairs     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Bulletin of the Comediantes     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Cahiers d'histoire. Revue d'histoire critique     Open Access   (Followers: 14)
Cahiers de la Méditerranée     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
CIC. Cuadernos de Informacion y Comunicacion     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Comics Grid : Journal of Comics Scholarship     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Communication & Society     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Communication and Media in Asia Pacific (CMAP)     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Communication Cultures in Africa     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Communication Papers : Media Literacy & Gender Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 20)
Comunicação Pública     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Comunicación y Ciudadanía     Open Access  
Comunicacion y Hombre     Open Access   (Followers: 3)     Open Access  
Cybergeo : European Journal of Geography     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
De Arte     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Deutsche Zeitschrift für Akupunktur     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Développement durable et territoires     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Die Kerkblad     Full-text available via subscription  
Digital Journalism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Documentación de las Ciencias de la Información     Open Access  
E-rea     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
El Argonauta español     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
English in Africa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Espaço e Tempo Midiáticos     Open Access  
Estudios sobre el Mensaje Periodístico     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Études caribéennes     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
European Science Editing     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Filo de Palabra     Open Access  
French Studies in Southern Africa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Frontiers in Research Metrics and Analytics     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
General Relativity and Gravitation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Géocarrefour     Open Access  
Grey Room     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18) : Anuario Académico sobre Documentación Digital y Comunicación Interactiva     Open Access  
IFE Psychologia : An International Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Image & Text : a Journal for Design     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
Improntas     Open Access  
In die Skriflig / In Luce Verbi     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Index on Censorship     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Information Today     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 41)
InMedia     Open Access  
International Journal of Bibliometrics in Business and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Entertainment Technology and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Investment Analysts Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
IRIS - Revista de Informação, Memória e Tecnologia     Open Access  
Journal of European Periodical Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Journal of Healthcare Risk Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Journal of Illustration     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Information Privacy and Security     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Integrative Environmental Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Interactive Marketing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Journal of International and Intercultural Communication     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
Journal of Investigative and Clinical Dentistry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Islamic Law and Culture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Jewish Identities     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Journal of Late Antiquity     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Latin American Geography     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Journal of LGBT Youth     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Journal of Literacy Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Journal of Literary & Cultural Disability Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Journal of Media Ethics : Exploring Questions of Media Morality     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Journal of Medieval Iberian Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Journal of the Brazilian Society of Mechanical Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of the Early Republic     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Journal of the Short Story in English     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Thyroid Research     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Transatlantic Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Journal of World History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 32)
Journalism & Mass Communication Educator     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
Journalism & Communication Monographs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31)
Journalism Research     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Journalistica - Tidsskrift for forskning i journalistik     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Komunika     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
L'Espace Politique     Open Access  
L'Homme     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
La corónica : A Journal of Medieval Hispanic Languages, Literatures, and Cultures     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
La Presse Médicale     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Language     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 31)
Latin American Perspectives     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Latin American Research Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Law, State and Telecommunications Review     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Les Cahiers d'Outre-Mer     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Media & Jornalismo     Open Access  
Memory     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Merrill-Palmer Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Missionalia : Southern African Journal of Mission Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Museum International Edition Francaise     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Natural Language Semantics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Newspaper Research Journal     Full-text available via subscription  
Nordic Journal of Media Management     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Norsk medietidsskrift     Open Access  
OJS på dansk     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Papers of The Bibliographical Society of Canada     Open Access  
Periodica Mathematica Hungarica     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Physics of the Solid State     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Pollack Periodica     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Pozo de Letras     Open Access  
Prometheus : Critical Studies in Innovation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Publishers Weekly     Free   (Followers: 3)
Qatar Foundation Annual Research Forum Proceedings     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Religion, State and Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Revista Observatório     Open Access  
Revue archéologique de l'Est     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Revue archéologique du Centre de la France     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Revue d’économie industrielle     Open Access  
Revue européenne des migrations internationales     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
RUDN Journal of Studies in Literature and Journalism     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Scientometrics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 42)
Sensorium Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Signo y Pensamiento     Open Access  
South African Radiographer     Full-text available via subscription  
Southern African Forestry Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia and Analgesia     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Stellenbosch Theological Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Stilet : Tydskrif van die Afrikaanse Letterkundevereniging     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Studia Socialia Cracoviensia     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Studies in Multidisciplinarity     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Syntax     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Sztuka Edycji     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
TD : The Journal for Transdisciplinary Research in Southern Africa     Open Access  
Time     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Tracés     Open Access  
Transport Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Trípodos     Open Access  
Tydskrif vir Geesteswetenskappe     Open Access  
Tydskrif vir Letterkunde     Open Access  
Ufahamu : A Journal of African Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Variants : Journal of the European Society for Textual Scholarship     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Veld & Flora     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Verbum et Ecclesia     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Word and Action = Woord en Daad     Full-text available via subscription  
World Futures: Journal of General Evolution     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)


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  • Do we have guidelines for professional standards of practice and
           responsibilities? : editorial
    • Authors: Leonie Munro
      Abstract: Professional growth requires that we should take stock of where we are , and where we are going. In clinical practice we should reflect on our actions during service delivery to patients. How would we know that our clinical practice meets professional standards? In South Africa, we are required to adhere to the regulations defining the scope of profession of radiography as stipulated in the Health Professions Act 56 of 1974.
      PubDate: 2016-11-01T00:00:00Z
  • Challenges of training and clinical skill acquisition in radiography
           education : perceptions of students in resource-poor southeastern Nigeria
           : peer reviewed original article
    • Authors: C.C. Ohagwu; J.C. Eze, E.E. Ezugwu, J.K. Umeano, K. Ochie, C.U. Eze M. Barde
      Abstract: Purpose : To investigate the factors that contribute to the challenges of training and clinical skill acquisition in undergraduate radiography education in southeastern Nigeria.Methods : A cross-sectional prospective study, which targeted radiography undergraduates in the clinical classes in two universities in southeastern Nigeria, was conducted. A 23-item self-completion questionnaire, designed in line with the objectives of the study, was used for data collection.Results : The majority of the factors identified were strongly rated to contribute to the challenges of training except for unavailability of published programme curriculum. Multinomial logistic regression showed that the age of the students did not influence the rating of factors (p>0.05). Gender influenced the rating of high academic workload and tight scheduling of lectures and published programme curriculum is not interest-stimulating enough (p=0.008). The factor's rating by the males was higher than the females (3.23 ± 0.91 vs 3.00 ± 0.86. The institutions, where the students are domiciled, influenced their ratings of congested and not conducive classrooms (p
      PubDate: 2016-11-01T00:00:00Z
  • The 'dense waterfall' sign. What is it and what causes it? : peer
           reviewed article of interest
    • Authors: J.H. Bortz; L. Munro
      Abstract: The 'dense waterfall' sign is an artefact seen on some CT colonography images. The reason for this sign is presented with examples.
      PubDate: 2016-11-01T00:00:00Z
  • Imaging quiz
    • Abstract: The answers will be available on SORSA's website, in January 2017.
      PubDate: 2016-11-01T00:00:00Z
  • Inter-operator reproducibility of ultrasound measurement of three foetal
           biometric parameters : comparison of experienced sonographers and
           radiography interns : peer reviewed original article
    • Authors: N.O. Egbe; E.U. Ekpo C.C. Nzotta
      Abstract: Background : The dearth of experienced sonographers in Nigeria has created an all-comers environment in which many would-be sonographers enter the field with minimal supervision giving rise to the question of competence of personnel and, often, the accuracy of results obtained.Objective : To assess inter-operator reproducibility in the measurement by sonographers and radiography interns of three common foetal biometric parameters: bi-parietal diameter (BPD), femur length (FL), and abdominal circumference (AC).Method : Twenty (n=20) women, carrying normal singleton fetuses of between 20 and 40 weeks gestational age, consented to participate in the study. They were evaluated in three ultrasound centers. Ultrasound scans were performed on all of them. Biometric measurements were obtained following standard protocols. Foetal biometric measurements (bi-parietal diameter (BPD, femur length (FL), and abdominal circumference (AC) were performed independently by one sonographer and one intern who were blinded to the purpose of the study and the figures of the other participant in each centre. Coefficient of variability percent was used to assess inter-operator variability. Intra-class correlation coefficient (ICC) at a 95% confidence interval was used as a metric to compute weighted kappa (Kw) to assess inter-operator reproducibility of measurements.Results : Coefficient of variability (COV %) ranged from 0.84 - 1.79, and the mean coefficient of variability was below 2.0 % in all locations for all measured parameters. Intra-class correlation coefficient, indicating between operator agreement ranged from 0.95 - 0.98 for BPD, 0.90 - 0.91 for FL, and 0.92 - 0.99 for AC. The overall agreement for all centers was 0.94 ± 0.04; P=0.0001.Conclusion : Sonographic measurements of fetal biometric parameters measures of experienced sonographers are highly reproducible by interns undertaking ultrasound training.
      PubDate: 2016-11-01T00:00:00Z
  • Transient interruption of contrast : peer reviewed case report
    • Authors: E. Magaya
      Abstract: Transient interruption of bolus contrast is a physiologic artefact due to a poor mixture of blood and contrast material. It is encountered when performing computed tomography pulmonary angiograms (CTPA). A working knowledge of this phenomenon is crucial to avoid a misdiagnosis of pulmonary embolism. A relatively high percentage (5-6%) of CTPA has been deemed inconclusive or technically insufficient due to poor contrast enhancement of the pulmonary arteries, which affects 40% of CTPAs. This case report describes this phenomenon and the setting in which it occurs. The patient's clinical history, radiological findings, appearance, and possible countermeasures, are described.
      PubDate: 2016-11-01T00:00:00Z
  • CPD Questions
    • Abstract: These questions can be answered online at, via sms or by posting the answers to SORSA's administration secrectary. All answers are published in the text of this journal. There may be more than one (1) correct answer for each question. Pass mark 70%. Answer form on opposite page.
      PubDate: 2016-11-01T00:00:00Z
  • Do patients know what radiation dose they receive during dental
           radiography? : editorial
    • Authors: Leonie Munro
      Abstract: We have been made aware of the importance of dose optimisation and justification over the past few years. However, what is not so clear is whether dentists are conversant with the need to keep dose to patients, and themselves, as low as reasonably achievable. We have received anecdotal reports of some dentists relying heavily on digital imaging during root canal treatments, for example. From these reports it seems that patients have been subjected to six or more exposures during a single root canal treatment. The same seems to apply to dental bridges and crowns. We understand that some medical schemes require proof of treatment, thus request evidence in the form of post-treatment x-rays.
      PubDate: 2016-05-01T00:00:00Z
  • Radiographer role extension : letter to the editor
    • Authors: Richard Tuft; Eugene Jooste
      Abstract: It is integral to this discussion that we remember that the basic scope of practice of radiographers is image production as opposed to the interpretation and reporting of images, which is within the scope of practice of radiologists. The scope of practice of both professions are set out in various regulations published under the Health Professions Act, 1974, and cannot be changed without a formal amendment to these regulations. In general, we therefore do not support formal image reporting by professionals other than radiologists.
      PubDate: 2016-05-01T00:00:00Z
  • Carbon dioxide angiography for peripheral vascular intervention : peer
           reviewed article of interest
    • Authors: G.G.V. Koch; J.V. Robbs
      Abstract: Carbon dioxide angiography (CDA) is a relatively modern technique performed during interventional vascular procedures. Compared to traditional angiography using iodinated contrast media (ICM), CDA poses very little risk to a patient. Carbon dioxide (CO2), as an imaging agent, is particularly useful for those patients in whom ICM is contraindicated. It may also be used in combination with ICM in some cases. This paper provides insight into the basic principles of CDA and its contribution to modern day medical imaging for the treatment of peripheral vascular disease.
      PubDate: 2016-05-01T00:00:00Z
  • A case report on a Dyke Davidoff Masson syndrome with right hemisphere
           involvement : peer reviewed case report
    • Authors: Seshree Chetty
      Abstract: Dyke Davidoff Masson syndrome (DDMS) is a rare condition characterised by seizures, contralateral hemiparesis, mental retardation, behavioural and learning disabilities. It is characterised according to congenital and acquired groups. Either of the hemispheres can be affected in males and females. It more prevalent in males, and left hemisphere involvement is more frequent. This case report describes Dyke Davidoff Masson syndrome with right hemisphere involvement in a female patient. The patient's clinical history, radiological findings, the epidemiology and treatment for DDMS are discussed.
      PubDate: 2016-05-01T00:00:00Z
  • Western Australian radiology departments' views on Australian Personally
           Controlled Electronic Health Record : peer reviewed original article
    • Authors: O.J.K. Tait; M.R. Horne, C.M.L. Lo, A.M. Evans C.K.C. Ng
      Abstract: Introduction : Since the last decade, many countries have started developing a national electronic health record (EHR). The national EHR in Australia is called Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record (PCEHR). It has been available for use since 1 July 2012. A federal government's review of its implementation was conducted in late 2013 because it failed to meet the set targets. The purpose of this study was to investigate Western Australian radiology departments' views on the PCEHR complementary to the government's review report.Methods : Chief medical imaging technologists (n=18) and picture archiving and communication system (PACS) administrators (n=18) from public and private hospitals in Western Australian were invited to participate in this study in May 2014. The response rate for participation was 22.2 percent (8/36). Semi-structured interviews were conducted with the participants to obtain their perceptions of PCEHR. The interviews were analysed inductively and thematically.Results : There were eight people (n=8) who agreed to participate. They believed the PCEHR would enhance efficiency and effectiveness of healthcare services if barriers to its implementation were addressed. The major barriers identified were concern of individual privacy, increase of staff workload, inadequate system functionalities and training, lack of involvement of stakeholders and money. The use of Medicare to provide both positive and negative incentives to the stakeholders was suggested as a viable solution to address the current barriers.Conclusion : This study investigated four Western Australian radiology departments' perceptions of PCEHR. Although their perceptions were similar to the ideas in the government's review report in general, new insights were also provided by the participants. These findings could potentially complement the government's review.
      PubDate: 2016-05-01T00:00:00Z
  • A survey of patient doses from selected fluoroscopically guided
           interventional procedures at Pietersburg Provincial Hospital : peer
           reviewed original article
    • Authors: J. Mbewe
      Abstract: Aim : The aim of this study was to analyse DAP records of some fluoroscopically guided procedures performed at Pietersburg Provincial Hospital to determine the average DAP per examination, as well as to deduce inter-operator variabilities, and to compare DAP values with reference values from literature.Method : DAP records captured over the period May 2014 to March 2015 were retrieved and analysed. The average DAP and screening time per examination was determined. For barium swallow and voiding cystourethrogram examinations the mean DAP values and screening times per lead operator were determined and variation in these values was determined by calculating the coefficient of variation of mean DAPs and screening times.Results : Average DAPs and screening times were 30.2Gy·cm2, 40s for HSG; 48.7Gy·cm2, 54s for cystogram; 28.8Gy·cm2, 23s for IVP; 8.3Gy·cm2, 130s for loopogram; 17.7Gy·cm2, 53s for fistulogram; 50.6Gy·cm2, 67s for VCU, 19.5Gy·cm2, 67s for barium swallow; 35.1Gy·cm2, 121s for barium meal; 44.4Gy·cm2, 124s for barium enema. The coefficients of variation for voiding cystourethrogram (VCU) were 59% DAP, 64% screening time and 16% DAP, 49% screening time for barium swallow.Conclusion : DAP values for five examinations were comparable to reference values obtained from a similar study conducted at Charlotte Maxeke Academic Hospital, South Africa. DAP values for the remaining studies were higher than reference values. This, together with a high coefficient of variation for VCU, demonstrated that an opportunity existed for further dose optimisation.
      PubDate: 2016-05-01T00:00:00Z
  • Ethical commitments of radiographers in a teaching hospital in West Africa
           : patients' perspective : peer reviewed original article
    • Authors: B.O. Botwe; S. Anim-Sampong, J. Obeng-Nkansah O.R. Ampofo
      Abstract: Background : During clinical practice, health professionals abide by codes of conduct and ethics to ensure that patients are treated well ethically. Unethical practices create less positive encounters, make patients become less adherent to practitioners' procedures and interventions, and also have medico-legal implications.Aim : The aim of this study was to investigate ethical commitments demonstrated by radiographers, based upon patients' perspective, in order to highlight the importance of sound ethical practice.Method : A cross-sectional survey with a 25 item closed-ended questionnaire was used for soliciting responses for this study. Eighty-five patients (n=85) who received imaging services in the working units of the radiology departments at the time of the study (March - May, 2014) participated in the study. Descriptive statistics were used to generate the findings.Results : Female respondents (n=46; 54%) were the majority in the study. Eighty-two (96.5%) of respondents felt they were treated with respect by radiographers during their examinations. All of the respondents acknowledged that radiographers protected their privacy and did not abuse the privileged relationship that existed between them. The radiographers were also found to be caring (79%), courteous (75%), and highly professional (86%) in their work activities. However, eight (9.4%) of the respondents indicated that some radiographers were rude.Conclusion : Good ethical commitments to patients were demonstrated by radiographers in the study site. However, a few were found to have demonstrated poor ethical commitments. Sensitising radiographers on their ethical responsibilities and views of patients about the care rendered periodically is pivotal to effective health care.
      PubDate: 2016-05-01T00:00:00Z
  • CPD Questions
    • Abstract: These questions can be answered online at, via sms or by posting the answers to SORSA's administration secrectary. All answers are published in the text of this journal. There may be more than one (1) correct answer for each question. Pass mark 70%. Answer form on opposite page.
      PubDate: 2016-05-01T00:00:00Z
  • Do authors publish to obtain funding as part of their conditions of
           employment or to share knowledge? : editorial
    • Authors: Leonie Munro
      Abstract: The SAR is available in most countries. The local and international holdings of the SAR are currently in excess of 500. This means that material published in the SAR could have a high professional impact globally. We assume that authors who publish in the SAR do so to share their knowledge with a wider community of scholars and researchers.
      PubDate: 2015-11-01T00:00:00Z
  • Letter to the Editor
    • Authors: Amanda Louw
      Abstract: SA 2015 Imaging Congress 9 to 11 October: comments on radiographer role extension presentations and debates
      PubDate: 2015-11-01T00:00:00Z
  • Determination of creatinine level before administration of intravenous
           iodinated contrast media at two selected hospitals in Ghana : peer
           reviewed original article
    • Authors: W.K. Antwi; B. Botwe, K.A. Kyei, L. Arthur, H. Mantebea, B. Quaicoe E. Ofori
      Abstract: Background : In spite of the development and availability of newer contrast media with reduced and enhanced safety profiles, certain patients remain at risk for serious adverse reactions. Creatinine clearance is widely used to assess at-risk patients. This is an acceptable practice for estimating the glomerular filtration rate.Aim : The aim of the study was to find out whether creatinine clearance is determined before administration of intravenous iodinated contrast medium (IICM) in some selected contrast-usage hospitals in Ghana.Method : The research was a descriptive survey. The participants were selected through purposive sampling. Fifty-nine (59) questionnaires were sent to radiographers, radiologists and physicians from the respective imaging and urology departments of the selected hospitals. Fifty (n=50) completed questionnaires were received. Descriptive statistics was used to generate the results.Results : The study achieved a response rate of 85%. Most of the respondents (n=41; 82%); did not enquire or determine creatinine clearance of their patients before referring or performing procedures that involved the use of IICM. Reasons given for not doing so were as follows: cost involved (n=16; 32%), delay in booking (n=15; 30%), and booking disruptions (n=4; 8%). The test was considered to be cumbersome by eight (16%) of the respondents, whereas ten (20%) indicated they did not determine it because they relied on other staff (radiographers/radiologists relied on referring physicians and vice versa).Conclusion : Determination of creatinine clearance before IICM examinations by referring clinicians appeared lacking in the selected hospitals in Accra. The imaging departments also do not check their patients' creatinine clearance or levels before performing procedures. It is appropriate that the creatinine status is checked to avoid serious adverse reactions to at-risk patients. However, there are challenges in checking patients' creatinine status, such as delays in booking patients, booking disruptions, high cost, the cumbersome nature of the test and communication gap.
      PubDate: 2015-11-01T00:00:00Z
  • Optimum tube voltage for pelvic direct radiography : a phantom study :
           peer reviewed original article
    • Authors: S.J. Jacobs; L.A. Kuhl, G. Xu, R. Powell, D.R. Paterson C.K.C. Ng
      Abstract: Pelvic radiography is a frequently performed radiological examination. Its average effective dose (E) is 0.53 mSv which is comparable to the annual per caput dose from diagnostic radiology, 0.6 mSv. However, existing studies on optimum tube potential for pelvic X-rays tend to be limited to screen-film and computed radiography. The purpose of this study was to determine the tube voltage for dose-image optimisation in pelvic direct radiography (DR). Fifty-four pelvic phantom images were acquired using 50-135 kV at 5 kV increments (three images taken at each kV level) and milliampere seconds determined by automatic exposure control. The signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) and dose were measured for each image. Figure of merit (FOM) defined as the ratio of SNR2 to E was used to determine the optimum tube potential. The FOM indicates 135 kV is the optimum setting for pelvic DR. Using the European Commission tube voltage recommendation (75-90 kV) as a reference point, there was only a slight (5.56%) decrease of image quality in the femoral neck region at 135 kV. However, its E was 0.054 mSv. This appreciable dose reduction potential could be attributed to the improvement of detective quantum efficiency and image processing technology of the recent DR system.
      PubDate: 2015-11-01T00:00:00Z
  • Critiquing a research article as an evidence-based practice assessment
           strategy within a radiography training programme : peer reviewed opinion
    • Authors: D.N.T. Rathnasiri; I.J. Williams
      Abstract: Evidence-based practice (EBP) has been identified by the Medical Radiation Practice Board of Australia (MRPBA) as one of the professional capabilities required by entry-level medical radiation practice professionals seeking to qualify for registration. EBP is the process of meticulously analysing current research in order to provide the best patient care. Therefore, EBP allows for systematic advancement of skills and practise within the radiography profession in order to consistently ameliorate the quality of imaging, technique and care of the patient. Hence it is of utmost importance that students enrolled within a radiography programme should, upon graduation, be able to demonstrate this critical thinking capability.Students within the second year of a four-year degree programme at Monash University in Australia are required to critique a peer-reviewed research paper as an EBP assessment strategy. Students are provided with a qualitative critiquing framework and a marking rubric as guidance. A review carried out by a second year radiography student focuses on a qualitative publication and critically assesses its relative merits according to the EBP assessment strategy.On reflection, the student concluded that although an article is peer reviewed, it is important to perform one's own review in order to gain a sound understanding of the purpose, methodology and findings. In undertaking this assessment strategy, the student was exposed to the necessary skills required to appropriately evaluate published research including knowledge of mixed-methods approach and thematic analysis. Such skills and knowledge should allow new graduates to reach the required standards for registration.
      PubDate: 2015-11-01T00:00:00Z
  • Pindborg tumour of the right mandible : peer reviewed case report
    • Authors: T.L. Weimann; A. Speelman
      Abstract: The calcifying epithelial odontogenic tumour, or Pindborg tumour, is a rare benign neoplasm arising from epithelial tissue within the mandible or maxilla. Less than 1% of all odontogenic tumours are classified as Pindborg tumours. The aetiology is idiopathic. This case report explores this pathology as diagnosed on the right mandibular region in a female in her late twenties. The aetiology, epidemiology and radiographic appearance of a Pindborg tumour are discussed.
      PubDate: 2015-11-01T00:00:00Z
  • CPD Questions
    • Abstract: CPD Questions
      PubDate: 2015-11-01T00:00:00Z
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