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EM 4 - EFRS meets Denmark
General Radiography (Radiographers) Professional Issues Evidence-Based Imaging Education
Friday, March 1, 14:00 - 15:30
Type of session: EFRS meets Denmark
Topic: General Radiography (Radiographers), Professional Issues, Evidence-Based Imaging, Education
Moderator: H. Precht (Odense/DK)

Session introduction
J. McNulty; Dublin/IE
Introduction: Across Denmark
C. Graungaard Falkvard; Copenhagen/DK
Learning Objectives

1. To introduce the EFRS meets session and the involvement of Denmark in the EFRS.
2. To introduce the country of Denmark, Danish life and culture and the Danish radiography profession.


You will be presented to Denmark as a country with a focus on the good Danish life, Danish culture and the Danish radiography profession. The presentation will also have a focus on the possibilities and struggles in the profession and how to work politically for the profession in Denmark.

Machine learning: a new aspect of radiography
L. M. Pehrson; Copenhagen/DK
Learning Objectives

1. To recognise Machine learning as a tool for medical image analysis.
2. To learn about the opportunities within machine learning, the challenges and new directions in clinical practice.
3. To acknowledge the potential impact for the patient, radiographer and radiologist.

Improvements in healthcare
P. Blackburn Andersen; Kolding/DK
Learning Objectives

1. To understand the need for improvement in Danish healthcare (and perhaps European healthcare).
2. To appreciate how radiographers can contribute beyond the radiology department.
3. To acknowledge the need for patient and staff involvement to create improvements.


The number of patients in Danish hospitals increased by 50.000 during the years 2015-2017 while the number of hospital staff increased by 4 in the same period. Furthermore, today´s patients expect a higher level of individualised treatment and care whilst most hospitals struggle with hospital infections, stressed staff and medical mistakes. As we see how time-consuming and expensive medical mistakes are we also recognise improvements that need to happen to increase patient safety, satisfaction and quality of hospital care. Patient involvement and shared decision making have been shown to increase patient satisfaction and safety whilst decreasing medical mistakes. Consequently, patient involvement is fundamental to a continuous and successful improvement process. As radiographers, we encounter a large number of hospitalised patients every day. Naturally, we also see inefficiencies of the hospitalised patients journey to the radiology department. At times we even recognise actual errors made prior to the patient’s arrival at Department of Radiology, and this is where radiographers have two choices - do we ignore these errors and inefficiencies because they do not occur in our department, or do we think “patient first” and address the problem to the involved departments? Could we perhaps take it a step further and think “how can we contribute”? By presenting some improvement cases from Kolding hospital, we will see how resourceful and valuable radiographers are to patient safety and satisfaction when improvements are created systematically, vertically and in collaboration with other staff and patients.

Technologically mediated patient and radiographer experience
S. Holm; Faaborg/DK
Learning Objectives

1. To understand what is meant by technological mediation.
2. To learn about embodied perception.
3. To explore how technologies mediate experience in radiographic practice.


The Danish healthcare system has a great focus on patient-centred care in all elements of a patient trajectory. In diagnostic imaging settings, previous qualitative research into patient’s experienced care generally investigates verbal and non-verbal communication in the relation between the patients and professionals. The effects that imaging technologies have on these experiences and relations are nonetheless seldom investigated. Yet technological devices and systems play a significant role in shaping human experience, communication and relations in these settings and needs to be addressed. To explore how technologies mediate experience in diagnostic imaging practice, I turn to a particular philosophy of technology, as a theoretical and analytical framework, for studying human and technology relations. Applying concepts developed within this position provides theoretical and methodological means to explore embodied and perceptual lived experience. In particular, postphenomenology reflects on how technological mediation transforms our perceptual experience of our world. This talk suggests that by applying this approach in the unfolding of the specific human dimension of Radiography, we are able to identify important issues that can help professionals to perform improved patient-centred care.

MR safety
A. D. Blankholm; Aarhus/DK
Learning Objectives

1. To understand the challenges of MR safety.
2. To appreciate MR safety from the Danish radiographer's perspective.
3. To become familiar with recommendations for MR safety education.

Panel discussion
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