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    Covid-19 vaccine related uptake in Ga-68 DOTATATE scan
    (European Society of Radiology, 2021-10-28) Henderson, A.M.; Barden, M.; Painting, A.; Vyas, Madhusudan; Unitec Institute of Technology; Mercy Radiology (Auckland, N.Z.)
    A 43-year-old woman with a pancreatic neuroendocrine tumour (NET) history was scheduled for a routine surveillance Gallium-68-DOTATATE PET/CT scan. The patient reported recent immunisation for Covid (Pfizer BioN-Tech) in their left arm two weeks prior to the examination.
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    From the clinical to the managerial domain : the lived experience of role transition from radiographer to radiology manager in South-East Queensland
    (John Open Access on behalf of Australian Institute of Radiography and New Zealand Institute of Medical Radiation Technology, 2016-02-12) Thompson, Alarna M. N.; Henwood, Suzanne; Unitec Institute of Technology
    INTRODUCTION: This study seeks to add to current literature a descriptive account of the lived experience of radiographers’ transition to, and experiences of, management roles and identifies additional resources and support that are perceived as being beneficial for this transition. METHODS: This study employed a descriptive phenomenological stance. Using purposive sampling, six South- East Queensland based private practice radiology managers, who had held their position for longer than 3 months, participated in audiotape recorded in-depth interviews exploring their transition to, and experiences of management in radiology. Thematic analysis was used to describe and make meaning of the data. RESULTS: Overall, five central themes emerged through thematic analysis of the data. The results indicate that all participants’ had an underlying drive to succeed during their role transition and highlight the importance of a comprehensive orientation by a mentor; the training and support to enable preparation for the role, especially in the area of people management skills and communication; the importance of access to networking opportunities and the importance of concise expectations from higher management. CONCLUSION: Role transition can be marred with uncertainty, however; key suggestions indicate the importance of having support mechanisms in place before, during and after transitioning to a managerial role.
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    Continuing professional development - a re-examination of the facts
    (1998) Henwood, Suzanne; Edie, J; Flinton, D.; Simpson, R.; Unitec Institute of Technology; City University (London, England)
    This article reviews research published over the last 15 years, exploring the various components of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and considers why it is important and whose responsibility it is. The style that CPD should take to maximize participation and effectiveness and the expected benefits and practical problems associated with CPD are issues that are raised. A modified definition of CPD is put forward which not only allows for flexibility of input but also considers the impact on clinical practice.
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    CPD five years on: what New Zealand MRTs think about mandatory CPD
    (2010) Henwood, Suzanne; Yielder, Jill; Flinton, D.; Unitec Institute of Technology; City University (London, England)
    This article reports the results of a survey investigating the attitudes of New Zealand Medical Radiation Technologists (MRTs) to continuing professional development (CPD) following the implementation of a mandatory CPD policy. This survey replicated, and is compared with, a study conducted in 2001 that was administered to elicit attitudes to CPD before the mandate was introduced. The results of this survey were published in Shadows: The New Zealand Journal of Medical Radiation Technology in 2004. Questionnaires were distributed to the 1200 MRTs registered in the New Zealand Institute of Medical Radiation Technology CPD programme. Since the initial survey there are four main areas where quantitative results indicate a change of some significance. The number of MRTs recording their CPD has increased; the amount of support from their clinical managers and departments has increased; there is a large increase in the number of MRTs considering that CPD should be mandatory; and that MRT perceptions regarding the outcome of CPD have decreased. Several factors do not appear to have changed substantially. These include ongoing concerns relating to the nature of employment, time and costs, and access issues, Overall there has been an increase in the mean total score, although this is only significant for medical imaging.
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    Best Practice in Barium Enemas
    (2000) Henwood, Suzanne; Conteh, Abdul-Karim; Unitec Institute of Technology; City University (London, England)
    Poor communication and inadequate protocols compromise the quality of care given to some patients attending the imaging department for barium enema examinations. Abdul-Karim Conteh, radiographer at City University, London, and Suzanne Henwood, principal lecturer, offer some ideas on how to avoid the mistakes, fear and confusion that often accompany such examinations