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Children’s radiology services lack specialist input, audit finds

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h4118 (Published 29 July 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h4118
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. 1The BMJ

Children in the United Kingdom are being failed by radiology services that are missing targets set out by the Department of Health five years ago, an audit has found.1

It warned that a large proportion of radiographers and radiologists who take and interpret children’s radiographs and scans lack specialist training and experience and are not keeping up to date with developments in the field.

The Royal College of Radiologists received responses from 87 of 198 eligible hospitals from all four countries of the United Kingdom for its audit, which began in 2012. It assessed how these hospitals were performing against a 2010 …

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