Is image interpretation a sustainable form of advanced practice in medical imaging?

Christopher Hayre, Jerome Atutornu

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)345-347
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences
Volume50
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2019

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