Objectives The objective was to assess the knowledge of � Medical students’ knowledge about radiation and associated radiation dose and of the associated risks with ionising risk is poor imaging examinations of medical students in their final year � Students are not aware of radiation doses for common ra- of training prior to graduating. diological procedures Methods An online questionnaire was sent to all final year � The majority of students underestimated radiation doses for medical students from two universities. The questionnaire specific examinations consisted of radiation dose and risk related questions, with � Students with confidence reported greater knowledge than multiple choices, only one of these choices was the correct students with no confidence answer. A ‘correct’ answer was given one mark and no mark . . was given for ‘incorrect/do not know’ answers. The total Keywords Medical education Radiation protection . . mean score ranged from 0 to 11, with higher scores Research Clinical practice Students representing greater knowledge about radiation doses and the associated risks. Results Ninety-nine students completed and returned the Introduction questionnaire yielding a response rate of 45%. The total mean score was 3.91 out of possible 11. Only eighteen students The number of
Insights into Imaging – Springer Journals
Published: Sep 26, 2017
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