This letter focuses on answering a principle question: is imageinterpretation a sustainable form of advanced practice in medical imaging? This question appears relevant to answer in light of recent positional statements by professional bodies representing radiologists internationally [1,2], supported with the growing acceptance of artificial intelligence (AI) in healthcare diagnosis. At present, views surrounding radiographer reporting, which remains a common form of advanced practice in the United Kingdom (UK), have been contested. It is generally accepted that advanced practice can take many forms in diagnostic and therapeutic radiography implying greater accountability and autonomy [3–5]. This letter offers a critical reflection of these facets in relation to the sustainability of radiographer reporting and how the rise of social technological change can pose both challenges and opportunities for radiographers in future years.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences|
|Publication status||Published - 2019|