Image interpretation (Preliminary Clinical Evaluation)

Guidelines from the College of Radiographers (UK) recommend that the findings of all diagnostic imaging examinations are reported timely and accurately to influence clinical management effectively.

Abnormality detection systems in radiography such as the red dot scheme have existed in the UK since the 1980s to aid patient triage. Provision of a PCE (preliminary clinical evaluation) is now recommended where radiographers provide a brief description of imaging findings to the referrer when an immediate definitive report is unavailable. A key skill for many healthcare practitioners is therefore to accurately interpret medical imaging which has a significant impact on service delivery.

Our preliminary clinical evaluation course is available online or as campus attendance. It is primarily aimed at health professionals working and evaluating images in a trauma setting, although it is suitable as an introduction to x-ray film interpretation in other clinical settings.

The sessions will be a largely film based series of interactive workshops concentrating on trauma appearances of the appendicular skeleton. On successful completion of the course, a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) certificate will be issued by the Faculty.

  • Campus based course - University attendance is required for dedicated sessions for tutorials and lectures. It usually starts in February each year.
  • Web based course - online delivery, runs once a year from October to March.

For more further information, please contact the course leader, Lisa Pittock 
T: +44 (0)1227 923825

Apply Direct / Part-time study

Location Length Start  
Image Interpretation - Appendicular Skeleton apply
Distance 6 months part-time September 2020
Preliminary Clinical Evaluation - Appendicular Skeleton apply
Canterbury 4 months part-time February 2021

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