Sudanese Radiologic Technology Specialist Embrace A challenge: Focus on Image interpretation -A survey Study

Awad Mohamed Elkhadir, Ikhlas O. Saeed

Abstract


Introduction: Image interpretation by radiographer is remains unlicensed in Middle East and most of underdevelopment countries. Worth noting there is some narrowing role in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) carried out by Sudanese health practitioners. Despite many previous studies have confirmed widespread in implementation of this role in developed countries.

Method: A cross-sectional and a quantitative study was undertaken to provide a deep insight into the issue of image reporting by Sudanese Diagnostic Radiologic Technology Specialists (DRTSs) who have found the opportunity in image reporting seriously and applied outside the country specifically in KSA. So the sample of this study included DRTSs working in KSA.

Results: A response rates of 67.65% was male (n = 23/34) and 32.35% female (n = 11/34) were achieved. They are writing images reports in medical centers 88.6% (n = 31/34) but less in hospital. Statistical inference was noted a significant associations between qualification, work area, workplace, and the personal efforts which give the participant ability to succeed on writing images report (p-value = 0.001, 0.000, 0.000 and 0.016) respectively. 32% of the respondents wrote images reports increases than 5000. More than half of the respondents didn’t wrote any wrong report and this was revealed a significant correlation with an experience p- value ˂ 0.05. Chest X-ray considered the highest reports ≥ 500 (32%).

Conclusion: This study explores the significant role that DRTSs are making to image reporting in KSA, although there is a big concerns to sustain this vital role.


Keywords


Image interpretation; Diagnostic Radiologic Technology Specialists

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