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Título: Radiographers perceptions of magnetic resonance imaging: a study of the causes that lead to the exams repetition
Autor: Filipe, Tiago
Ribeiro, Luís
Almeida, Rui
Rodrigues, Sónia
Azevedo, Kevin
Silva, Carlos
Abrantes, António
Palavras-chave: Radiographer
Magnetic resonance imaging
Perceptions
Artifacts
Data: Mar-2013
Editora: Springer Verlag
Resumo: Purpose: To know how often occur the repetitions of MRI exams and sequences in radiology departments. Methods and Materials: A self applied-questionnaire was used as instrument and assigned to 57 radiographers who performed MRI exams to determine which were the causes that lead to the repetition. The questionnaires were interpreted and statistically analyzed through descriptive statistics and Spearman’s rho correlations. Results: At a 95% confidence interval, the major results suggest that the patient’s movement during de MRI exams is the main cause to repeat this exams (mean of 3.88 on a 5 points likert scale). However, there are causes related to the radiographer’s and the results showed that the introduction of wrong imaging parameters by the performer are a major cause too (N=26). Spearman rho correlations between radiographer’s time of experience and frequency of MRI exams repetitions were poor and not significant (r=0.141; p=0.297). The correlations between radiographer’s tiredness and frequency of MRI exams repetitions were negative, weak and not significant (r= -0.151; p=0.263). Conclusion: The patients’ movement may disrupt the examination or degrade the images with artifacts. The level of experience doesn’t influence the repetitions of MRI exams, it seems that seniors radiographers don’t have improvements in performance as it should be expected. It’s recommendable to do training courses regularly to improve the performance and systematically evaluate. Several features will need to be identified which would decrease the MRI exams repetitions.
Peer review: yes
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10400.1/5586
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s13244-013-0228-x
Versão do Editor: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s13244-013-0228-x
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