October’s article is: Breast compression – An exploration of problem solving and decision-making in mammography by J M Nightingale, F J Murphy, L Robinson, A Newton-Hughes and P Hogg (Radiography, 21 (4) p. 364-369, November 2015). This qualitative paper examines how radiographers decide the level of compression to use when conducting mammography. The author’s present a seven stage decision making process which they suggest could be transferable to other image-producing scenarios. Chat was moderated by Adam Westerink and the Storify is here!
Also read the accompanying blog by Dr. Ruth Strudwick.
Themes were: T1 = Do you agree with the suggestion that when under time pressure radiographers may prioritise ‘product’ over ‘process. T2 = Do you think this seven stage model of problem solving / decision making could be applied to other areas of radiography practice. T3 = Is radiography an ‘art’ or a ‘science’?
Collaboration between radiological technologists (radiographers) and junior doctors during image interpretation improves the accuracy of diagnostic decisions. B S Kelly. L A Rainford, J Gray, M F McEntee. Radiography. 18 (2). p. 90 – 95. 2012.
The concept of caring: Perceptions of radiation therapists. A Bolderston, D Lewis, M Chai. Radiography. 16 (3). p. 198 – 208. 2010.