Radiographers and the internet

an Australian perspective

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BACKGROUND: The Internet is an important information source for health practitioners, yet little is known about how radiographers currently are using this vast information resource for professional development. OBJECTIVE: To provide an initial data set on professional use of Internet tools and resources by Australian radiographers. METHODS: In 2007, 1142 medical radiation science practitioners in Australia were mailed a survey about Internet access at work and their Internet use for updating professional knowledge. This article reports on and analyzes the survey responses from radiographers. RESULTS: The vast majority of radiographer respondents (93.9%) reported having Internet access at work and many use Internet searches, Web pages, e-mail and listserves to update their professional knowledge. At the same time, large numbers were unaware of Internet-based resources. Also, Internet access and protected time for professional reading and study varied by practice location (metropolitan vs nonmetropolitan). CONCLUSION: Knowledge gaps regarding the Internet and lack of uniform Internet access among Australian radiographers must be addressed so that all radiographers can benefit from the professional information available online.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)223-232
Number of pages10
JournalRadiologic Technology
Volume81
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2010
Externally publishedYes

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