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Medical imaging techniques: implications for nursing care

21 June 2006

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

The four basic techniques of medical imaging are X-ray, ultrasound, magnetic resonance and radionuclide. This article describes imaging techniques that display...

Bowel preparation for rectal and colonic investigation

02 February 2000

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Background Nurses need to have a clear understanding of the reasons for effective bowel preparation for patients undergoing imaging of the rectum and colon....

Evaluating a nurse-led DXA scanning service

30 August 2006

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Aim To examine the feasibility of using a peripheral dual energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) scanning service in a nurse-led clinic and whether or not it would...

X-rays: what the nurse needs to know

30 August 2017

Nursing Standard

Evidence & practice

Rationale and key points X-ray imaging is a form of electromagnetic radiation that is able to pass through the human body producing an image of the internal...

Recognition and nursing management of children with non-traumatic limp

09 March 2018

Emergency Nurse

Evidence & practice

Children with acute onset non-traumatic limp often present to emergency departments (EDs). The limp can occasionally be associated with medical emergencies such as...

Multi–parametric magnetic resonance imaging before prostate biopsy

10 October 2017

Cancer Nursing Practice

Evidence & practice

Prostate cancer attracts a great deal of media attention in the popular and academic press, affecting patients’ expectations before their first outpatient...

Metastatic spinal cord compression: a poster and mnemonic supporting acute hospital staff to deliver optimal patient care

08 August 2022

Cancer Nursing Practice

evidence and practice

Metastatic spinal cord compression (MSCC) occurs when metastatic disease causes vertebral collapse or compression of the spinal cord or when a tumour extends into...