The radiographic Image: a cultural artefact?

Strudwick, Ruth (2014) The radiographic Image: a cultural artefact? Radiography, 20 (2). pp. 143-147. ISSN 1078-8174

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Abstract

This article looks at the role of the radiographic images produced by diagnostic radiographers.
An ethnographic study of the workplace culture in one diagnostic imaging department was undertaken using participant observation for four months and semi-structured interviews with ten key informants. One of the key themes; that of the radiographic image as a cultural artefact, is explored in this article.
The radiographic image is a cultural artefact which radiographers are protective of and take ownership of. Radiographers are conscious of the quality of their images and the images are an important aspect of their work. Radiographers take criticism of their images personally. The radiographic image is a record of the interaction that occurs between the radiographer and the patient.
The way in which radiographic images are viewed, used and judged is an important aspect of the role of diagnostic radiographer.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: radiography, diagnostic imaging
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Health & Science > Department of Health Studies
Depositing User: Ruth Strudwick
Date Deposited: 27 Feb 2018 14:44
Last Modified: 27 Feb 2018 15:12
URI: http://oars.uos.ac.uk/id/eprint/471

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