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dc.contributor.authorSnaith, Beverly
dc.contributor.authorField, L.
dc.contributor.authorLewis, E.F.
dc.contributor.authorFlintham, K.
dc.date.accessioned2019-07-05T16:12:02Z
dc.date.accessioned2019-07-10T09:10:14Z
dc.date.available2019-07-05T16:12:02Z
dc.date.available2019-07-10T09:10:14Z
dc.date.issued2019-11
dc.identifier.citationSnaith B, Field L Lewis EF et al (2019) Variation in pelvic radiography practice: Why can we not standardise image acquisition techniques? Radiography. 25(4): 374-377.
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10454/17164
dc.descriptionYes
dc.description.abstractPelvic radiographs remain an essential investigation in orthopaedic practice. Although it is recognised that acquisition techniques can affect image appearances and measurement accuracy, it remains unclear what variation in practice exists and what impact this could have on decision making. Method: This was a cross sectional survey of UK radiology departments utilising an electronic tool. An introductory letter and link was distributed. Responses were received from 69 unique hospital sites within the specified timeframe, a response rate of 37.9%. Results: There was no consistent technique for the positioning of patients for pelvic radiographs. The distance varied between 90 and 115 cm and 10 different centering points were described. In relation to leg position, the feet are usually internally rotated (65 of 69 [94.2%]). Only 1 teaching hospital (1 of 69 [1.4%]) uses a weight-bearing position as standard. Orthopaedic calibration devices were not in routine use, with only 21 using on pelvic x-rays (30.4%). Further, the type of device and application criteria were inconsistent. Conclusions: To our knowledge this is the first study to directly compare radiographic positioning across hospital sites. Our data demonstrated marked variation in technique for pelvis radiographs with associated implications for clinical decision making. Research is required to determine the standard technique and quality outcome measures to provide confidence in diagnostic interpretation particularly for serial radiographs.
dc.description.sponsorshipCollege of Radiographers Industry Partnership Scheme (CoRIPS).
dc.language.isoenen
dc.rights© 2019 The College of Radiographers. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. Reproduced in accordance with the publisher's self-archiving policy. This manuscript version is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license.
dc.subjectPelvis
dc.subjectHip
dc.subjectX-ray
dc.subjectRadiography
dc.subjectTechnique
dc.subjectSurvey
dc.titleVariation in pelvic radiography practice: Why can we not standardise image acquisition techniques?
dc.status.refereedYes
dc.date.Accepted2019-05-20
dc.date.application2019-06-06
dc.typeArticle
dc.type.versionAccepted manuscript
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.radi.2019.05.005
dc.date.updated2019-07-05T15:12:04Z
refterms.dateFOA2019-07-10T09:10:35Z


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