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  • The Recording of Images During Diagnostic Examinations

    SUPERSEDED AND ARCHIVED Date published: 1 January, 2012 Topics: Managers

    Summary

    SCoR has been made aware of an increasing number of requests by patients (and those accompanying them) to take photographs of the diagnostic image on screen using mobile phone and other devices. This has been an issue in obstetric ultrasound and SCoR published guidance in April 2010 see also The recording of images during diagnostic or screening obstetric ultrasound examinations available on the website at http://doc-lib.sor.org.

  • Intimate Examinations and Chaperone Policy

    SUPERSEDED AND ARCHIVED – View the latest version Date published: 5 October, 2011 Topics: Managers, Students, Ultrasound

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    Summary

    This policy applies to the imaging and radiotherapy workforce and includes students. It applies equally to both male and female patients and staff and encompasses all forms of diagnostic imaging, radiotherapy planning and treatment. It is designed to be used in conjunction with local Trust, Health Board, Independent Provider or other employing authority policies on intimate examinations and the use of chaperones. These policies should deal equally with the intimate examination of women by men and men by women as well as intimate examinations where the practitioner and patient are the same sex: they should not contain arbitrary exclusions on the basis of sex alone. There should also be an accompanying chaperone policy that applies equally to both male and female members of the imaging and radiotherapy workforce.

  • Work Related Musculo-Skeletal Disorders

    SUPERSEDED AND ARCHIVED Date published: 3 October, 2011 Topics: Health & safety, Managers, Ultrasound, X-ray ISBN: 9781-871101-85-9

    Summary

    The Society and College of Radiographers receives many enquiries from sonographers about work related musculo-skeletal disorders (WRMSD). The following is a compilation of some of the answers that Nigel Thomson (Professional Officer for Ultrasound) and Lyn Wigley (Policy Officer: Health and Safety) have given.

  • Nuclear medicine workforce survey analysis

    SUPERSEDED AND ARCHIVED Date published: 16 September, 2011 Topics: Nuclear medicine, Surveys ISBN: 9781-871101-79-4

    Summary

    In July and August 2011, the Society and College of Radiographers (SCoR) surveyed departments delivering nuclear medicine and/or radionuclide imaging services in the UK. The aim of the survey
    was to obtain reliable data on the professional make-up of those employed in nuclear medicine / radionuclide imaging and the number of vacancies. 40 nuclear medicine / radionuclide imaging departments responded to an online questionnaire covering a range of questions about staffing and vacancy levels. This document presents the results of this survey

  • Analysis of students and recent graduates survey 2011

    SUPERSEDED AND ARCHIVED Date published: 30 August, 2011 Topics: Students, Surveys ISBN: 978-1-906225-28-5
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    Summary

    In July 2011, the Society and College of Radiographers surveyed current students and recent graduates from radiography programmes to gather information about their motivations, finances and experiences.

    Nearly 500 respondents answered a range of questions in an online questionnaire about the reasons they chose radiography, their finances during and after their degree and their experiences in their first job.

    This document presents an analysis of this survey.

  • Imaging for non-accidental injury (NAI): use of anatomical markers

    SUPERSEDED AND ARCHIVED – View the latest version Date published: 1 August, 2011 Topics: Radiation protection, X-ray
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    Summary

    The Royal College of Radiologists (RCR) and the Society and College of Radiographers (SCoR) issue jointly this additional guidance in response to specific questions regarding the use of anatomical markers in imaging for suspected non-accidental injury examinations of living children and the correct course of action to be taken if the marker is absent from the image.

  • Sale of Images, Determination of Fetal Gender and Commercial Aspects Related to NHS Obstetric Ultrasound Examinations

    SUPERSEDED AND ARCHIVED Date published: 1 July, 2011 Topics: Managers, Ultrasound

    Summary

    This document updates and replaces previous advice from the Society and College of Radiographers (SCoR) dating from 1995 relating to the sale of images and determining the fetal gender. Advice is also included relating to the commercial aspects of the determination of fetal gender or other scan extensions (e.g. 3D/4D) that may be suggested from time to time by NHS Trusts or Health Boards. This document refers to NHS commissioned ultrasound examinations performed for screening or diagnostic purposes as part of the Fetal Anomaly Screening Programme (FASP, England), or other scans performed for screening, diagnostic or monitoring purposes that are funded as part of overall NHS maternity provision. This document does not extend to ultrasound examinations performed where a 'social' or 'souvenir' scan has been requested by a woman and is outside normal NHS provision.

  • Professional Standards For Independent Practitioners

    SUPERSEDED AND ARCHIVED – View the latest version Date published: 15 June, 2011 Topics: Managers, Ultrasound ISBN: 9781-871101-78-6

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    Summary

    The SCoR supports the role of the independent practitioner and recognises the need for policies to enable them to provide high professional standards of care. This document provides guidelines for professional practice for members who are working as independent practitioners; it does not directly apply to employees of independent providers.

  • Ultrasound workforce survey analysis

    SUPERSEDED AND ARCHIVED Date published: 7 June, 2011 Topics: Surveys, Ultrasound ISBN: 9781-871101-76-X
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    Summary

    In April and May 2011, the Society and College of Radiographers (SCoR) surveyed ultrasound departments in the UK. The aim of the survey was to obtain data on the number of sonographers employed and the number of vacancies. Over 50 ultrasound departments responded to an online questionnaire covering a range of questions about staffing and vacancy levels. This document presents the results of this survey.

  • Gynaecological ultrasound survey analysis

    SUPERSEDED AND ARCHIVED Date published: 13 May, 2011 Topics: Reporting, Surveys, Ultrasound ISBN: 978-1-871101-75-1

    Summary

    In March and April 2011, the Society and College of Radiographers (SCoR) surveyed ultrasound departments in the UK. The aim of the survey was to understand which health professionals are performing gynaecological ultrasound and what are the local reporting and support arrangements. Nearly 50 ultrasound departments responded to an online questionnaire covering a range of questions about gynaecological ultrasound practice. This document presents the results of this survey.

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