Assessment of theoretical preparation on radiographic positioning and radiologic procedures in lower extremities to the clinical practice

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Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Technology


Medical Radiology, Positioning, Lower Extremity


This study used a descriptive type of survey technique. The data needed for this study were gathered through the use of self-made questionnaires. This study used two (2) sets of respondents using purposive sampling technique. The first set is composed of professional Radiologic Technologists working in general radiography who attended the National Convention for professional Radiologic Technologists last November 2014. The respondents assessed the frequency of performance of the different projections employed for the examination of the lower extremities. Three (3) professors from the College of Medical Radiation Technology of De la Salle Health Sciences Institute composed the second set of respondents. They assessed the degree of emphasis given to the different positions and projections for the upper extremities during the classroom discussion. Data was analyzed through mode, frequency, and percentage. The results of this study found out that 27 projections are frequently performed in the clinical practice. Fifty-eight (58) projections in lower extremities are highly emphasized by the professors teaching the subject Radiographic Positioning and Radiologic Procedures during theoretical preparation. Likewise, there are four (4) projections which are given different degrees of emphasis by the three professors. Twenty-seven (27) projections are congruent and the remaining 35 are not congruent. The results show the degrees of emphasis given to the majority of the projections were not congruent because most of the projections were rarely performed in the clinical practice. Based on the data obtained, some projections are given high emphasis by the professors though not frequently performed in the clinical practice. Twenty-seven or 44% projections in the lower extremities are needed to be highly emphasized during theoretical preparation.

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