Investigating the ability of radiographers to recognise typical non accidental injury fractures in children

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dc.contributor.author Moore, David
dc.contributor.author Davis, Michaela
dc.contributor.author Starc, Tina
dc.date.accessioned 2012-11-07T16:56:10Z
dc.date.available 2012-11-07T16:56:10Z
dc.date.copyright 2012, "Društvo radioloških inženirjev Slovenije" en
dc.date.issued 2012-05
dc.identifier.citation Radiollogi Bilten en
dc.identifier.issn 1855-5136
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10197/3892
dc.description.abstract Introduction: Child abuse is often underreported by the general population and healthcare professionals for a variety of reasons and, therefore, all avenues to improve the discovery and prevention of child abuse should be explored.  Radiographers are well positioned to identify child abuse and in particular Non Accidental Injuries (N.A.I.); having a wealth of experience in image acquisition and visualisation.  In the Republic of Ireland Health Care professionals are legally required to report suspicious cases as Designated Officers.  Aim: Our aim was to measure radiographers' ability to recognise non-accidental injury fractures in children comparing radiographers from two different European Countries. Method: 22 radiographers working in hospitals in the Republic of Ireland and Slovenia viewed 26 plain radiographic images (13 NAI fractures/13 accidental fractures) and rated their confidence on a scale from 1 to 6 that a fracture was either accidental (1-3) or non-accidental (4-6).  The images were viewed using ViewDex software on a laptop calibrated to DICOM greyscale standard display function.  Viewing conditions were standardised and optimised.  An ROC curve was plotted and sensitivity, specificity and area under the curve (AUC) were calculated for each radiographer. Results: The results demonstrated a difference in values which AUC was statistically significant (P=0.0111)Conclusion:  Further research would be beneficial with more images, full skeletal surveys, and paediatric radiologist(s) as a gold standard for comparison. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher "Društvo radioloških inženirjev Slovenije" en
dc.subject Non-accidental injury en
dc.subject Children en
dc.subject Radiographer en
dc.subject.lcsh Children--Wounds and injuries en
dc.subject.lcsh Child abuse en
dc.subject.lcsh Radiologists en
dc.title Investigating the ability of radiographers to recognise typical non accidental injury fractures in children en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.internal.authorcontactother michaela.davis@ucd.ie
dc.internal.availability Full text available en
dc.status Not peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.volume 29 en
dc.identifier.issue 1 en
dc.identifier.startpage 33 en
dc.identifier.endpage 36 en
dc.neeo.contributor Moore|David|aut|
dc.neeo.contributor Davis|Michaela|aut|
dc.neeo.contributor Starc|Tina|aut|
dc.description.admin DG 18/10/2012 en
dc.internal.rmsid 311493451
dc.date.updated 2012-10-16T12:47:13Z


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