An insight into the uses and misuses of digital radiography

Mohamed M. Abuzaid, Wiam Elshami, Abdelmoneim Sulieman, Ibn Rushd Elhag, Sonyia McFadden

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Introduction: The transition from conventional to digital radiography (DR) is one of the most significant changes in
medical imaging. Radiology professionals must be trained to acquire new abilities and modify workflow procedures.
Consequently, there is a definite and widespread need for thorough, hands-on teaching in digital image technologies.
This study aims to identify gaps in the knowledge and skills of digital imaging by assessing radiology professionals'
knowledge and practice regarding radiation protection, image post-processing, and image quality in digital imaging
Methods: An exploratory cross-sectional survey was conducted among radiographers in the United Arab Emirates.
The survey collected the participants' demographics, qualifications, experience, knowledge and practice during digital
Results: A total of 157 radiographers participated in the study. 50% of participants had training in DR, 34.4% adhered
to proper collimation most of the time, and 32.5% used image crop instead of proper collimation sometimes. 45.2%
sometimes depended on automatic exposure, and 55.4% mentioned they modified the exposure manually. 36.9%
used image processing tools. 30.6% always monitored their repeat rate, and 12.1% mentioned they never did.
Conclusion: The study revealed that most participants had moderate knowledge and adherence to radiation
protection. Education and training courses should be designed in collaboration between professional bodies and
academic institutes to improve knowledge and skills. The curriculum should emphasise the typical errors that
radiographers make when performing digital radiography
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished online - 5 Jun 2023
EventUK Imaging & Oncology Congress 2023 - Liverpool, United Kingdom
Duration: 5 Jun 20237 Jun 2023


ConferenceUK Imaging & Oncology Congress 2023
Abbreviated titleUKIO
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


  • DR
  • Radiography


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