Edinburgh Imaging

Aims & learning outcomes

To enhance the MR radiographer role through education, such that patients undergo MR scanning safely, while MR work flows are streamlined.

IOFB Reporting radiograph
Aims of our flexible, online learning course:
  • to allow radiographers to establish departmental & hospital trust level policies & protocols for an enhanced MR radiographer role in metallic IOFB radiograph review
  • to provide radiographers with the knowledge base to request orbital radiographs in appropriate clinical situations
  • to train & test radiographers in the detection of metallic IOFBs on orbital radiographs, in the context of MR practice
  • to enable immediate point-of-contact MR scanning decision making by MR radiographers, thereby:
    • enhancing patient safety (patients with metallic IOFBs are not scanned) 
    • optimising MR work flow (scanning slots are not sacrificed; re-booking patients is minimized)


Our Programme Director, Prof Andrew Farrall, provides more information about the IOFB Review course in this video


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