Could radiographers be better used in ED?
A radiologist's report is the gold standard when it comes to interpreting radiographic images. But what happens when triage nurses and doctors in fast-paced EDs are required to make clinical decisions before such a report becomes available?
It’s a common occurrence given the sheer volume of imaging being conducted — and it raises concerns for patient safety, researchers say.
So, what about using radiographers to provide an initial review?
The practice is already widespread in the UK, where radiographers are encouraged to document their