The module develops the theoretical knowledge base required to interpret specified medical images, and to develop a comprehensive understanding of the factors to be considered in the construction of a clear and concise medical image report.
Typical areas of practice include reporting of the musculoskeletal system, chest, abdomen, cranial CT, and gastrointestinal system.
Lectures and seminars are used to enhance understanding and analysis of the roles of practitioners undertaking the role of medical image reporting.
Emphasis is placed on the medico-legal framework within which such roles have been developed and the transferrable analysis, decision making and communication skills involved in constructing medical image reports.
Assessment involves an assignment which focuses on the development of a scheme of work and protocol to support this development and a presentation showing the effect that this has on service delivery.
The medical image reporting pathway at Bradford was developed in the early 1990s and has run since 1996 with an experienced team of academic and teaching staff and invited clinical practitioners.
The programme doesn't limit the scope of practice which can be developed and can be used to support any area or modality.