Honors Program

Midway Honors

Date of Award

5-2013

Thesis Professor(s)

Shirley Cherry

Thesis Professor Department

Allied Health Sciences

Abstract

Two types of patient-centered care in the radiology profession are service and safety. Service relates to the technologist being a patient advocate by effectively communicating, building relationships and providing care. Two types of safety in the radiologic sciences profession relate to contrast media and radiation safety. The focus of this study was on radiation safety. The project was designed to evaluate exposure indicator values from radiographic procedures performed by junior and senior radiography students during the month of March 2013. The mean exposure indicator values for radiographic procedures were evaluated by all students and then by student rank (juniors and seniors). The type of procedure and student rank (juniors and seniors) had an impact on exposure indicator values. The results revealed that dose creep occurred during radiographic procedures performed by student radiographers. It was determined that there is a need for additional education for student radiographers regarding selection of appropriate exposure factors to minimize dose creep.

Document Type

Honors Thesis - Open Access

Copyright

Copyright by the authors.

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