Title

Assessment of theoretical preparation of radiographic projections in skull examination to the clinical practice

Date of Completion

2012

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Technology

Keywords

Skull, Radiography, Clinical Competence

Abstract

The study used the descriptive method employing the survey technique. The researcher developed a self-made questionnaire validated by experts in De La Salle Health Sciences Institute to assess the theoretical preparation in skull examination to the clinical practice. There were two (2) sets of respondents using purposive sampling. The first set was three (3) faculty members from the DLSHSI College of Medical Radiation Technology who were teaching the subject radiographic positioning and radiologic procedures. They determined the emphasis given to different projections in skull examination during classroom instruction. The second set was 129 licensed Radiologic Technologists working in the conventional radiography section who identified the frequency of performing of the different projections done in clinical practice. Self-made instrument was used in this study. Data was analyzed through frequency, percentage, mean and standard deviation. Results showed that majority of the projections in the skull examination for the subject Radiographic Positioning and Radiologic procedures are given high emphasis by the professor during classroom teaching – learning process in DLSHSI. Most of the projections for skull examination being taught in the theoretical preparation are rarely used in the clinical practice. All projections in the petromastoid and the maxillae region are identified as rarely used projection. There is no congruence between the theoretical preparations of the students in the classroom for skull examination to the actual clinical practice of radiologic technologists.

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