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Free access to British Journal of Radiology collection on role of imaging in screening

The British Journal of Radiology (BJR) has published a collection of articles covering the role of imaging in screening.

Imaging is the way diseases are found and treated and the pieces will be of interest to health professionals including nurses, physicians, screening programme managers, radiologists, radiographers and physicists.

Cover of British Journal of Radiology
The articles are behind a paywall – see instructions at end of this blog article on how to access them for free

Here is a taster of the articles you can read and links to take you to each one.

Principles and practices of screening

Professor Bob Steele, Chair of the UK National Screening Committee, takes a look at what needs to be in place before a screening programme can be set up.

Large data sets and security of imaging

There would be advantages to having a central storage of images, but how could this work in practice and what are the challenges? Security, workflow and logistics are explored in an article by Tessa S Cook.

Open and effective communication

Screening involves the consent of the patient, but how do we communicate openly and effectively with patients when things go wrong? This article explores the principles of duty of candour and cancer screening.

Other articles in the collection

There are several other pieces on various topics, including breast and abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) screening.

How to access the articles

The articles are behind a paywall as BJR is a subscription journal. However, the publisher has provided free access to our readers using an access token.

Instructions are as follows:

  1. First you need to register on the BIR Publications website.
  2. Click on the link in the verification email you will receive.
  3. Enter the code SCREENING2018 in the access code box.
  4. Once you've done this, click on the correct issue.

This will enable you to read the articles. More information is available for subscribers and non-subscribers.

This is an informative and thought-provoking collection of articles and I encourage everyone with an interest in screening and surveillance to check them out.

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