Navigation Links
Radiology Workforce Shortage

An expanded for radiographers to allow them interpret, as well as produce, diagnostic images could be part of the solution to Australias worsening shortage of radiologists , according to a report in the latest Medical Journal of Australia.

A rising demand for diagnostic imaging services, an ageing population and shrinking workforce are all contributing to pressure on current radiology services.

Dr Tony Smith, Senior Lecturer in Medical Radiation Science at the University of Newcastle, and Associate Proffessor Marilyn Baird, Head of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences at Monash University, say extending the role of senior, post-graduate trained radiographers could help meet demand.

They suggest allowing radiographers to provide a descriptive report with no medical interpretation, while radiologists would continue to provide medical reports.

Dr Smith says Australian Universities are already well placed to offer radiographers post-graduate training in image interpretation. There appears to be no reason why some radiographers could not reach the academic standard needed to provide descriptive reports on a defined range of radiographic examination types, says Dr Smith.

In a related editorial, Dr Lizbeth Kenny, President of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (RANZCR), and Dr Matthew Andrews, Principal Councillor in Economic Affairs and Workforce for RANZCR, support role evolution within radiology but say it is responsible to delegate the role of reporting.

The provision of an integrated radiology report is not just an interpretation of an X-ray or scan in isolation, says Dr Kenny. It requires detailed medical knowledge to put it in perspective and the radiologists opinion usually influences and shapes complex medical treatment. It is not responsible to delegate this responsibility to other than radiologists, says Dr Kenny.

Focusing on image report
'"/>




Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Radiology advance points way to non-invasive brain cancer treatment
2. Hospital Selected to ‘25 Most Influential’ List in Radiology in 206
3. Kalam to Commission Indias First Tele-Radiology Network
4. President’s Address on the ‘Tele-Radiology’ Set Up of Krst
5. Keep Australias GP Workforce Numbers Healthy, AMA Urges
6. ILO Reports On The Crippling Effects Of HIV On The Workforce
7. Shortage of MMR vaccine
8. Shortage of funds for providing AIDS drug in Africa and India
9. Tamiflu Shortage Can Be Better Handled By Combining It With Probenecid
10. Acute Shortage Of Neurosurgeons In India: One Surgeon For Every 1 Million!
11. Doctor Training Undermined In Britain Due To Shortage Of Cadavers
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Radiology Workforce Shortage

(Date:12/19/2014)... It’s very easy to become overwhelmed with the ... to the wayside until Christmas and the New Year are ... and that burning desire to just escape it all and ... to Telluride with a no-fuss, affordable package. Montrose Days Inn ... resort, and ensure that all accommodations are met. Plus, everyone ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... Energy Textiles is excited to ... Celliant, the world’s leading responsive textile, can now ... There are a number of benefits to wearing ... and balanced body temperature; which can lead to ... enhanced athletic performance; and overall wellness. In addition, ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... 19, 2014 SuperCloset raises the bar ... SuperCloset continues to offer indoor growers the most efficient ... the new SuperClone Rooms with the award winning ... indoor hydroponic grow room setup. , The SuperClone Room ... SuperPonic SuperCloner 50 . The SuperClone ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... 2014 An evening dress is perfect for ... closet. Discount-Dress.com, a distinguished dresses retailer, has unveiled its new ... in this great shopping platform. Customers can view ... hard work, Discount-Dress.com has been accepted and praised by customers ... easier shopping stage for clients. In order to expand its ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... warns parents that buying an older car for their teens may ... drivers killed in the United States between 2008 and 2012 were ... lacked important safety features that are available on newer cars, the ... were in cars at least six years old, 34 percent were ... cars 11 to 15 years old, and 17 percent were in ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Days Inn Montrose Colorado Delivers Last Minute Holiday Season Ski Getaway Accommodations 2Health News:Energy Textiles Launches Celliant Revitalizing Bedsheets 2Health News:SuperCloset Continues to Innovate with New Complete Indoor Grow Room Packages, The SuperClone Rooms are the Newest Addition to the Award Winning SuperRoom Lineup 2Health News:Attractive Evening Dresses Announced by Discount-Dress.com 2Health News:Older Cars a Bad Choice for Younger Drivers 2
... The Food Allergy &,Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN) will hold ... May 31, 2008. Many families struggle with,how best to ... living with food allergies for years or are dealing ... attendees will learn tips and strategies for living better,while ...
... potent cancer gene. , The gene, known as ERG, ... including leukemia and sarcoma. American scientists showed in 2005 that ... cancers. , It was unclear, however, what function ERG ... so carcinogenic when mutated. , The team at WEHI ...
... Assisted living communities save time and money accepting ... electronic payments direct from resident bank accounts, ... today that it,has added PaySimple, the leading provider ... its customers to help simplify resident billing,and collection ...
... 27 Health Fitness,Corporation (OTC Bulletin Board: HFIT), ... management solutions, today announced that,it has completed its ... plan, the company repurchased 1.14 million shares of ... with Securities and Exchange,Commission Rule 10b-18 and other ...
... to be poorer and without insurance , , TUESDAY, May 27 ... receive treatment, even though they have access to care, according ... funding from drug maker GlaxoSmithKline, was published in the May ... . , The research involved 97 Boston-area men with the ...
... The current recommended daily allowance (RDA) of vitamin D ... research reveals that children may need and can safely ... report in The Endocrine Societys Journal of Clinical Endocrinology ... bone health of children worldwide and may have other ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:FAAN Brings 'Food Allergies: Living and Learning' to Annual Food Allergy Conference in New York 2Health News:FAAN Brings 'Food Allergies: Living and Learning' to Annual Food Allergy Conference in New York 3Health News:Vigilan Offers PaySimple to Simplify Resident Billing and Collection 2Health News:Health Fitness Completes Share Repurchase Plan 2Health News:Men With Low Testosterone Not Receiving Treatment 2Health News:Current vitamin D recommendations fraction of safe, perhaps essential levels for children 2
(Date:12/19/2014)... NEW YORK , Dec. 18, 2014 ... meals, addressing hearing health was forgotten. But Audicus ... resolve to hear better this new year. ... condition facing the aging population, though it is often ... one in four has a hearing aid, mainly due ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... INC. (NYSE: RMD ) today announced that it ... on Thursday, January 22, 2015, after the New York Stock ... be issued after 1:00 p.m. US Pacific Time and the ... future outlook. The earnings call is scheduled to ... webcast of the call can be accessed on ResMed,s Investor ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... witnessed robust development with the growth pace keeping at 20%-30% ... 2012, the size of China separating ... soaring to 16.3%. It is projected that China ... by around 20% in the upcoming years and that the ... An integrated membrane industrial system has taken shape in ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Audicus Will Help People Resolve to Hear Better in 2015 2ResMed To Announce Second Quarter 2015 Results 2Separation Membranes Market (Company, Country & Application) Research Reports for Global and Chinese Regions 2Separation Membranes Market (Company, Country & Application) Research Reports for Global and Chinese Regions 3
... , SALT ... City based software company, announces the launch of a new online vision ... with existing in-office therapy methods. , eyeQ was introduced at ... Brad Habermehl believes the eyeQ program adds significant value to ...
... , MISSISSAUGA, Ontario, Nov. 24 ... technology and products targeting the immunoassay segment of the IVD ... progressing to the next phase of the commercialization of CardioGenics, ... the agreement with Merck Chimie that was executed earlier this ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Infinite Mind Announces the Launch of a New Online Vision Therapy Program eyeQ 2CardioGenics Provides Update on Agreement with Merck Chimie for Its Silver Coated Paramagnetic Beads 2CardioGenics Provides Update on Agreement with Merck Chimie for Its Silver Coated Paramagnetic Beads 3
... path that allows users to take full ... potential to combine two units offers fully ... stimulating coil. The ability to change pulse ... level of each Magstim 200 allows for ...
... is a surgical approach to glaucoma management ... application. The ciliary body (which produces aqueous ... the anterior or posterior segment, through the ... are easily and accurately identified utilizing endoscopy. ...
... surgical approach to glaucoma management that employs ... ciliary body (which produces aqueous humour) is ... or posterior segment, through the endoscope in ... and accurately identified utilizing endoscopy. This allows ...
... of German Craftsmanship have produced ... the world. Ocutek® now makes ... holders of the coveted Meisterbrief ... apprenticeship, are qualified to become ...
Medicine Products: