The College of Radiographers has published a promotional and guidance document, The role of the radiographer in DXA and osteoporosis services.
The guidance follows work by a CoR working party consisting of radiographers, radiography educators and representatives from nursing, fracture liaison services, the National Osteoporosis Society and industry, with the valuable personal contributions of two patients.
Promoting the expert skills of the radiographer working in DXA, the document illustrates their integral role within osteoporosis services.
Relevant to commissioners and service managers, it considers service quality, including the key skills, knowledge and behaviour required to work in DXA and as part of a wider osteoporosis service. It provides assurance to patients and service users of the professional standards the College considers essential for radiographers involved in the delivery of high quality specialised fracture prevention, detection and ongoing care.