Comparison of radiologists and technologists in the performance of air-contrast barium enemas.

Journal Article (Clinical Trial;Journal Article;Multicenter Study)

OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to determine whether the rate of polyp detection and the quality of air-contrast barium enema (ACBE) procedures performed by technologists differ from those performed by radiologists. CONCLUSION: Our results showed that well-trained certified technologists can perform ACBE similar in overall quality and accuracy to ACBE performed by attending physicians and residents. Training technologists to perform ACBE may help to alleviate the radiology staffing shortage in the United States.

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Cited Authors

  • Thompson, WM; Foster, WL; Paulson, EK; Niedzwiecki, D; Low, VHS; Fulford, LB; Broomer, BW; Sanders, L; Rockey, DC

Published Date

  • September 2006

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 187 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 706 - 709

PubMed ID

  • 16928934

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1546-3141

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.2214/AJR.05.0526


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States