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Lecture X-plores role of radiography

10 May 10


An inaugural lecture focusing on the role radiography in trauma will take place at the School of Health Studies at the University of Bradford on Wednesday 12 May.

The lecture, 'Is it Broken?', will be delivered by Professor of Radiography and Imaging Practice, Maryann Hardy, from the School of Health Studies and will feature a short performance by the choir of St Paul's Church, Shipley.  

The lecture will provide an enlightening insight into the question that many patients ask when they attend an Accident and Emergency department, 'Is it Broken?' and will explore some of the reasons why this is often not such a simple question to answer.

The lecture will also discuss the challenges that radiographers currently face when identifying trauma and will consider their role, and that of other healthcare professionals in improving the quality of skeletal trauma services.

Professor Hardy said: "People are interested in pictures of trauma, not least looking at the radiographs (X-rays) of their own injuries and asking 'is it broken?'

"Unfortunately, although the question is simple, sometimes the answer is not so clear and occasionally mistakes are made, with some injuries missed and some patients attending unnecessary follow up appointments.  These errors in clinical decision-making are expensive to both patients and hospital organisations."

Professor Hardy's inaugural lecture will be held at 6.00pm in the New Lecture Theatre at the School of Health Studies, Trinity Road, Bradford.  Places are free but must be booked. To reserve your place please e-mail events@bradford.ac.uk or call 01274 233217.

10 May 10

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