Radiologic technology (Radiol Tech )

Publisher: American Society of X-Ray Technicians; American Society of Radiologic Technologists

Journal description

Radiologic Technology is an official scholarly journal of the ASRT. Published continuously since 1929, it circulates to more than 100,000 readers worldwide. This award-winning bimonthly journal covers all disciplines and specialties within medical imaging, including radiography, mammography, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, nuclear medicine imaging, sonography and cardiovascular-interventional radiography. In addition to peer-reviewed research articles, Radiologic Technology features continuing education article and a variety of columns and departments of interest to members of the profession.

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Website Radiologic Technology website
Other titles Radiologic technology
ISSN 0033-8397
OCLC 1646035
Material type Periodical, Internet resource
Document type Journal / Magazine / Newspaper, Internet Resource

Publications in this journal

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    ABSTRACT: Background Traditionally, a practicum facilitated the integration of on-campus learning and practical workplace training. Over the past 3 decades, an educative practicum has evolved that promotes clinical reasoning, including analytical and evaluative abilities, through reflective practice. Anecdotal evidence indicates that the delivery of clinical education within medical radiation science entry-level programs continues to vacillate between traditional practicums and the new reflective practicums. Purpose To review the literature about clinical education within the medical radiation sciences and identify key principles for practitioners seeking to reflect upon and improve their approach to teaching and supporting students in the clinical environment. Methods A search of 3 major journal databases, Internet searches, and hand searches of reference lists were conducted to identify literature about clinical education in the medical radiation sciences from January 1, 2000, to December 31, 2012. Twenty-two studies were included in this review. Results The 5 key elements associated with clinical education include the clinical support model and quality, overcoming the theory-practice gap, learning outcomes and reliable and valid assessment, preparing and supporting students, and accommodating differing teaching and learning needs. Discussion Many factors influence the quality of clinical education, including the culture of the clinical environment and clinical leadership roles. Several approaches can help students bridge the theory-practice gap, including simulators, role-playing activities, and reflective journals. In addition, clinical educators should use assessment strategies that objectively measure student progress, and they should be positive role models for their students. Conclusion The successful clinical education of students in the medical radiation sciences depends upon the systems, structures, and people in the clinical environment. Clinical education is accomplished through the collaborative efforts of the clinical practitioner, the academic, and the student. Universities should include introductory material on clinical learning and teaching in their radiologic science curriculum. Received September 4, 2013. Accepted January 13, 2014.
    Radiologic technology 01/2015; 86(3):257.
  • Radiologic technology 01/2008; 79(4):355-6.
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    ABSTRACT: The renal system and its many functions are vital to an individual's overall health. This article discusses the important functions the kidneys carry out day to day, as well as the many different types of diseases and anomalies that affect the renal system. Some of the risk factors that cause renal disease can be minimized with physician monitoring; however, when disease is present the radiologic technologist plays a vital role in diagnosis and, ultimately, the patient's recovery.
    Radiologic technology 01/2008; 79(5):433-46; quiz 447-9.
  • Radiologic technology 01/2008; 79(4):306-8.
  • Radiologic technology 01/2008; 79(3):270-2.
  • Radiologic technology 01/2008; 79(6):572.
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    Radiologic technology 01/2008; 79(4):365-70.
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    ABSTRACT: Currently used positioning landmarks for the lateral scapula and Y projections often yield inconsistent results and lead to repeats. To determine whether new positioning landmarks can help radiographers position the lateral scapula and Y projections more accurately. Following laboratory experimentation on dry bone specimens, a small pilot study was conducted in the clinical setting to test the new landmarks. Laboratory and clinical testing of the use of the acromial tip and superior angle of the scapula suggest that these landmarks are easier to use and improve accuracy of positioning.
    Radiologic technology 01/2008; 79(5):397-404.
  • Radiologic technology 01/2008; 79(3):260.
  • Radiologic technology 01/2008; 79(3):263-9.
  • Radiologic technology 01/2008; 79(5):472.
  • Radiologic technology 01/2008; 79(4):353-4.
  • Radiologic technology 12/2007; 196(2633):24.
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    ABSTRACT: Scoliosis, an abnormal side-to-side curve of the spine with associated vertebral rotation, affects as many as 4% of all adolescents. Several different categories of scoliosis exist, and treatment can range from observation and follow-up to bracing and surgical correction. This article discusses special imaging series for scoliosis and emphasizes the need for proper radiation protection techniques for patients with scoliosis, most of whom are girls in their early to mid-teens.
    Radiologic technology 01/2007; 79(1):44-65; quiz 66-8.
  • Radiologic technology 01/2007; 78(6):534-6.
  • Radiologic technology 01/2007; 79(2):193-4.
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    ABSTRACT: (18)FDG is used widely to enhance PET and PET-CT images. However, this radiotracer tends to be taken up by brown fat, which can lead to false-positive diagnoses. Purpose To determine which patients, areas of the body and circumstances are more likely to be associated with false-positive diagnoses due to (18)FDG uptake in brown fat. A review of the literature was conducted on factors that contribute to false-positive diagnoses caused by (18)FDG uptake in brown fat. Brown fat commonly is found in women and children and can be located in the supraclavicular, mediastinal, paravertebral and perirenal areas of the body. Research has shown that these areas can be sources of a false-positive diagnosis because of (18)FDG uptake. Studies also have indicated that cold climate affects the uptake of (18)FDG, contributing to false-positive results on PET-CT examinations. This literature review should stimulate continued research into and awareness of the potential for false-positive PET findings in women and children during the winter months and in cold climates. This information is especially applicable to young female patients undergoing PET or PET-CT.
    Radiologic technology 01/2007; 78(5):361-6.