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HCT207 - Appendicular/Axial Radiographic Reporting

The aim of the module is to provide you with the advanced knowledge necessary to produce concise and coherent written reports of the appendicular and axial skeleton that detail image appearances, interpret pathology and relate significance to the management of patients with a sensitivity and specificity of 95%.

As part of this module you we also aim to provide you with the knowledge to:

  • Identify and recognise normal and abnormal anatomy of the appendicular and axial skeleton
  • critically evaluate data concerning patients referred for radiographic examinations of the appendicular and axial skeleton
  • correlate clinical histories and medical diagnostic tests with relevant image appearances, demonstrating advanced reasoning skills
  • produce concise and coherent diagnostic image reports
  • relate diagnostic image reports to subsequent further imaging and patient management
  • evaluate the accuracy of own work to achieve a sensitivity and specificity of 95%
  • reflect critically on own practice and reporting performance
  • analyse the syntax of a clinical radiographic report, acknowledging medico-legal implications
  • evaluate the impact of audit in the field of imaging and synthesise improvements.

The module can be taken on a stand alone basis. However, if candidates are completing a PG Cert or PG Dip in radiographic Reporting then HCT209 Radiation Science and Protection is a pre-requisite module.

Please note that candidates completing this module will require a radiological mentor.

Module dates

Find out when this standalone module is running by downloading our Level 7 Standalone Modules Calendar:

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Module lead

Karen Eckloff

Karen Eckloff

Lecturer: Diagnostic Radiography and Imaging

+44 (0)29 206 87565

Further Information

Module CodeHCT207