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Evaluating the fundamental qualities of a nuclear medicine radiographer for the provision of an optimal clinical service

Griffiths, Marc; King, Simon; Stewart, Rob; Dawson, Gary

Authors

Simon King Simon5.King@uwe.ac.uk
Senior Lecturer in Diagnostic Imaging

Rob Stewart Rob.Stewart@uwe.ac.uk
Senior Lecturer in Diagnostic Imaging

Gary Dawson gary2.dawson@uwe.ac.uk



Abstract

The developing nature of nuclear medicine practice highlights the need for an evaluation of the fundamental qualities of a Radiographer working within this discipline. Existing guidelines appear to be in place for clinical technologists working within nuclear medicine. However, limited guidance has been provided for Radiographers practicing within this discipline. This article aims to discuss the fundamental qualities that are considered essential for optimal service delivery, following consultation with various stakeholders. Areas such as technical expertise and knowledge, appropriate use of imaging equipment and current models of safe working practice will be discussed. Patient care and ethical considerations will also be evaluated, along with some core recommendations for future advanced practice. © 2010 The College of Radiographers.

Journal Article Type Review
Publication Date Aug 1, 2010
Journal Radiography
Print ISSN 1078-8174
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Not Peer Reviewed
Volume 16
Issue 3
Pages 238-243
APA6 Citation Griffiths, M., King, S., Stewart, R., & Dawson, G. (2010). Evaluating the fundamental qualities of a nuclear medicine radiographer for the provision of an optimal clinical service. Radiography, 16(3), 238-243. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.radi.2009.12.005
DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.radi.2009.12.005
Keywords nuclear medicine, workforce, competencies
Publisher URL http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.radi.2009.12.005
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