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Quacks In Our "Teaching" Hospitals: Public Be On The Watchout by Stoicbaba(m): 3:55pm On May 15, 2018
This is getting messy and embarrassing by the day and so much for "World's Best Practice"...

While the Doctors/Ministers in charge of Federal Ministry of Health and his Co Doctor in charge of Federal Ministry of Labour and Productivity are busy making deals to perpetuate the sufferings of Nigerians, their colleagues are impatient to take over other professionals duty...

A radiologist currently in the absent of those licenced to dispense RADIATION, went ahead, unlicensed and dispense radiation to the unsuspecting and helpless patient... This happened at Federal Teaching Hospital, Abakaliki (FETHA).
And one may wonder why there is so much yearnng for Professional Autonomy...

Quack practice of the highest order...

Information getting to our news desk, shows the picture and video of a Radiologist in the act of dispensing medical radiation; a function, that is meant only for the Medical Radiographers; recognised by the laws of Nigeria...

Take Note:
Nigerian Nuclear Regulatory Authority (NNRA)
Radiographers Registration Board of Nigeria (RRBN)
Medical Imaging Society of Nigeria (MISON)
Association of Radiographers in Nigeria (ARN)
Nigerians Medical Association (NMA)
Association of Radiologist in Nigeria (ARiN)

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Re: Quacks In Our "Teaching" Hospitals: Public Be On The Watchout by Chuks9000: 4:01pm On May 15, 2018
This post has too much venom and no fact.
Where and what is the name of the lab/ hospital?
How did you confirm he/she isn't licenced?
A mail to the various bodies you mentioned/copied would have been an appropriate reference to this post.
Re: Quacks In Our "Teaching" Hospitals: Public Be On The Watchout by Jfyzee: 4:03pm On May 15, 2018
When the crocrodile goes on holiday.. the lizard becomes the master. That is the situation the country finds itself.. lipsrsealed
Re: Quacks In Our "Teaching" Hospitals: Public Be On The Watchout by theuniqueone(m): 4:12pm On May 15, 2018
So a Radiologist is now a quack in Radiology department. I weak for Johesu people. It is like a son saying his biological father is a bastard

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Re: Quacks In Our "Teaching" Hospitals: Public Be On The Watchout by Jman06(m): 9:53pm On May 15, 2018
I pity those patients!!!

Radiations are not something you play with!!


That quack may just be loading cancer into those patients. In a few years somebody would come down with cancer and as usual the devil will be blamed.


What a country!

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Re: Quacks In Our "Teaching" Hospitals: Public Be On The Watchout by jedisco(m): 12:44am On May 16, 2018
Stoicbaba:
This is getting messy and embarrassing by the day and so much for "World's Best Practice"...

While the Doctors/Ministers in charge of Federal Ministry of Health and his Co Doctor in charge of Federal Ministry of Labour and Productivity are busy making deals to perpetuate the sufferings of Nigerians, their colleagues are impatient to take over other professionals duty...

A radiologist currently in the absent of those licenced to dispense RADIATION, went ahead, unlicensed and dispense radiation to the unsuspecting and helpless patient... This happened at Federal Teaching Hospital, Abakaliki (FETHA).
And one may wonder why there is so much yearnng for Professional Autonomy...

Quark practice of the highest order...

Information getting to our news desk, shows the picture and video of a Radiologist in the act of dispensing medical radiation; a function, that is meant only for the Medical Radiographers; recognised by the laws of Nigeria...

Take Note:
Nigerian Nuclear Regulatory Authority (NNRA)
Radiographers Registration Board of Nigeria (RRBN)
Medical Imaging Society of Nigeria (MISON)
Association of Radiographers in Nigeria (ARN)
Nigerians Medical Association (NMA)
Association of Radiologist in Nigeria (ARiN)

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Mr. OP before you start spewing rubbish and attacking others you should have at least learnt how to spell "quark"

Go and ask for a refund from whatever institution you graduated from because they obviously did a poor job.

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Re: Quacks In Our "Teaching" Hospitals: Public Be On The Watchout by sartorius(m): 5:40am On May 16, 2018
My Friend, Radiologist s are not quacks. If you trained in a good facility you probably received lectures from some.

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Re: Quacks In Our "Teaching" Hospitals: Public Be On The Watchout by Stoicbaba(m): 6:56am On May 16, 2018
jedisco:


Mr. OP before you start spewing rubbish and attacking others you should have at least learnt how to spell "quark"

Go and ask for a refund from whatever institution you graduated from because they obviously did a poor job.

Thanks for reminding the world how "superior" you are on spellings and pettiness. I bet, you made first class on those...

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Re: Quacks In Our "Teaching" Hospitals: Public Be On The Watchout by Stoicbaba(m): 7:01am On May 16, 2018
sartorius:
My Friend, Radiologist s are not quacks. If you trained in a good facility you probably received lectures from some.

If one is not licenced to perform a particular act and he goes ahead to attempt or claim to be able to do such...what would you call such a fellow?

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Re: Quacks In Our "Teaching" Hospitals: Public Be On The Watchout by Stoicbaba(m): 7:06am On May 16, 2018
Jman06:
I pity those patients!!!

Radiations are not something you play with!!


That quack may just be loading cancer into those patients. In a few years somebody would come down with cancer and as usual the devil will be blamed.


What a country!




Cancer...well, so many factors would have led to this in a long run...

I hope the right thing is often said and seen to be done...as radiation effects are vast and should be avoided as much as possible...
Re: Quacks In Our "Teaching" Hospitals: Public Be On The Watchout by sartorius(m): 8:06am On May 16, 2018
Stoicbaba:


Cancer...well, so many factors would have led to this in a long run...

I hope the right thing is often said and seen to be done...as radiation effects are vast and should be avoided as much as possible...
Stop meddling false information. Radiologist have the requisite knowledge to operate an x-ray machine however this appears to be an emergency. Quackery is when radiographers and lab scientist interpret results make diagnosis and in some cases even prescribe or pharmacist employing auxillary nurses to give injections in their shops.We need proper regulation in this country

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Re: Quacks In Our "Teaching" Hospitals: Public Be On The Watchout by Stoicbaba(m): 8:20am On May 16, 2018
sartorius:

Stop meddling false information. Radiologist have the requisite knowledge to operate an x-ray machine however this appears to be an emergency. Quackery is when radiographers and lab scientist interpret results make diagnosis and in some cases even prescribe or pharmacist employing auxillary nurses to give injections in their shops.We need proper regulation in this country

Please, point out the false information that I am peddling...
(Knowledge on how equipment works or its operation doesn't give u licence to operate them...such is regulated)

It's funny, when definition of terms are used, just to satisfy our self-serving aims...

Radiographers can diagnose...it is in their curriculum of training, if you may wish to know...I can't speak for Lab Scientist...

Also, you should tell yourself the truth...as regards the function of auxiliary nurses...

As for proper Regulations...If it were so, the actor in the above topic, would be facing jail terms by now... (I bet you)

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Re: Quacks In Our "Teaching" Hospitals: Public Be On The Watchout by rhamses: 4:20pm On May 16, 2018
Clinical radiologists are medically qualified doctors specialising in the investigation and diagnosis of a range of clinical conditions and diseases, using a variety of imaging techniques such as:

computed tomography (CT) scans
fluoroscopy
magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
ultrasound
X-rays.
As a clinical radiologist, you'll be responsible for reporting most imaging procedures and will also perform many of the interventional procedures. You'll work closely as part of a multidisciplinary team that includes radiographers, other doctors and medical staff from a range of specialties and will provide expert guidance and advice.

Types of radiology
As a clinical radiologist you may focus on either diagnostic radiology or interventional radiology (the only sub-specialty recognised by the General Medical Council (GMC)), or on a mixture of the two:

diagnostic radiology - involves finding out what is clinically wrong with patients using a range of imaging techniques. You can develop a special interest in a variety of clinical areas including paediatric, musculoskeletal or cardiac.
interventional radiology - concerned with image-guided pin-hole surgery to treat a variety of conditions, from life threatening aneurysms and haemorrhages to joint, tendon and muscle injuries, in the least invasive way.
Responsibilities
As a clinical radiologist, you'll need to:

use images to diagnose, treat and manage a variety of medical conditions and diseases
offer specialist expertise and guidance to other doctors and staff from a range of medical specialties
liaise with other medical and non-medical staff in hospital settings to ensure quality treatment
examine patient anatomy, pathology, clinical history and previous imaging
select appropriate radiology techniques for patient diagnosis
assess and support patients through various diagnostic and interventional radiology procedures
undertake minimally invasive techniques to guide and direct a variety of interventional treatments throughout the body
manage the health and safety of your patients and the radiology team by minimising radiation exposure
write up imaging reports and report on cases to multidisciplinary team meetings
carry out teaching of junior staff, auditing and research.
Salary
The basic starting salary for junior hospital doctor trainees at Foundation Training level is £26,614 in the first year, rising to £30,805 in the second year. As a trainee doctor you'll receive a basic salary plus salary enhancements for any hours which fall into the unsocial hour periods.
As a trainee at specialty level you can earn between £36,461 and £46,208. Salaries for specialty doctors (staff grade) range from £37,923 to £70,718.
The salary for newly qualified consultants starts at £76,761, rising to £103,490 for consultants with 10 to 19 years' experience.
Allowances are paid for working nights, weekends and being on call. You will automatically be enrolled in the NHS pension scheme but you can opt out.

Consultants may apply for local and national Clinical Excellence Awards and are also able to supplement their salary by working in private practice.

Figures relate to the pay and conditions of medical doctors within the NHS, which is the largest employer of radiologists in the UK.

Income data from NHS Health Careers. Figures are intended as a guide only.

working hours
Junior radiologists often work long and unsocial hours, including weekends and nights (usually on a rota basis). On-call or out-of-hours work for consultants can vary depending on the type of hospital you're working at, especially if there are a limited number of specialty trainees. However, most clinical radiologists find that a good work-life balance is possible.

Part-time work is also an option and there are opportunities to train on a less than full-time basis. Currently, around one-fifth of clinical radiologists work part time.

What to expect
You'll spend a large part of your time writing and reporting on imaging procedures, including follow up with a range of healthcare professionals. The amount of contact you have with patients varies depending on the role you specialise in. If you work in ultrasound, fluoroscopy or breast imaging, for example, you're likely to work with patients more regularly. This also applies to interventional radiography.
On-call work is regarded as a key part of training in radiology and may increase at consultant level, depending on the type and size of the employing hospital.
Jobs are available at NHS and private hospitals throughout the UK.
The work can be challenging, especially with the increase in the number of interventions and evolving imaging techniques. However, it can also be rewarding as you're able to diagnose and treat illnesses more quickly than in the past. On-call work can be particularly pressured, especially if you need to travel between hospital sites.
Currently, 39% of trainee radiologists are women, compared with 61% of men (Clinical Radiology UK Workforce Report 2015

www.prospects.ac.uk/job-profiles/clinical-radiologist
Re: Quacks In Our "Teaching" Hospitals: Public Be On The Watchout by rhamses: 4:21pm On May 16, 2018
What Is a Radiologist?
Radiologists are medical doctors that specialize in diagnosing and treating injuries and diseases using medical imaging (radiology) procedures (exams/tests) such as X-rays, computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), nuclear medicine, positron emission tomography (PET) and ultrasound.

Radiologists complete at least 13 years of training, including medical school, a four-year residency, and most often, an additional one- or two-year fellowship of very specialized training, such as radiation oncology, pediatric radiology, or interventional radiology. They are certified by the American Board of Radiology, and they have exacting requirements for continuing medical education throughout their practicing years.

www.acr.org/Practice-Management-Quality-Informatics/Practice-Toolkit/Patient-Resources/About-Radiology
Re: Quacks In Our "Teaching" Hospitals: Public Be On The Watchout by rhamses: 4:24pm On May 16, 2018
Radiation Oncologist
A radiation oncologist is a medical doctor who has special training in management of patients with cancer, in particular involving the use of radiotherapy, as one area of their cancer treatment.

They also have expertise in the treatment of noncancerous conditions using radiotherapy. Radiation oncologists are responsible for monitoring the patient and organising imaging and other tests, in order to create and action a management plan for a patient.

Radiation oncologists work closely with other medical specialists, especially surgeons, medical oncologists and palliative care physicians, as part of a team caring for patients with cancer. Radiation oncologists also work closely with radiation oncology medical physicists and radiation therapists to plan and deliver radiotherapy.

Radiation oncologists have an important role in communicating with patients, their family members and other carers in the management of the patient’s cancer and overall care.

Radiation oncologists have overall responsibly for determining and setting the most suitable amount of radiation (from high energy X-rays, electron beams or gamma rays) to deliver to a patient and the way that this will be carried out.

http://www.acareerinradiationoncology.com/radiation-oncologist
Re: Quacks In Our "Teaching" Hospitals: Public Be On The Watchout by rhamses: 4:30pm On May 16, 2018
Radiographer

Radiographer operating a CT scannerA radiographer is a person who has been trained to take your x-ray or perform your MRI or CT scan. If a radiographer has been trained to perform an ultrasound, he/she may be called a sonographer. If you have an interventional procedure (such as an angiogram or biopsy) a radiographer will be part of the team looking after you.

Radiographers complete a three year degree course in diagnostic imaging. All radiographers must be registered with the Health Professions Council (HPC) before they are allowed to work in the UK.

At Guy’s and St Thomas’ we have a team of about 120 radiographers. A superintendent radiographer is in charge of most of the clinical areas, e.g. CT, MRI, general x-ray, A&E and the interventional areas.

Female radiographers wear white tunics and male radiographers wear maroon coloured polo shirts. Radiographers who work in the interventional suites always wear theatre scrubs.

Radiologist
Radiologist in theatre scrubsA radiologist is a doctor who is specially trained to interpret diagnostic images such as x-rays, MRI and CT scans. If you have an interventional procedure (such as an angiogram or biopsy) a radiologist will perform the procedure. Sometimes ultrasound scans may be performed by a radiologist.

Radiologists provide a written report of the results of your examination which he or she will send to your doctor.

In our radiology department we have a team of 26 consultant radiologists and 35 specialist registrars.

Radiologists do not wear a uniform, unless they are working in the interventional suites where they wear theatre scrubs.

See a list of our radiology consultants.

Radiology nurse
The role of our radiology nurses is to help the team during interventional procedures and to care for the patients in the recovery areas afterwards.

Nurses complete a three year degree course. All nurses must be registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council before they are allowed to work in the UK.

In our radiology department we have a team of 20 nurses, led by a matron.

Nurses can be recognised by their uniform, unless they are working in the interventional suites where they wear theatre scrubs.

Health care assistant (HCA) and radiography department assistant (RDA)
The role of the HCA and RDA is to support radiologists, radiographers and nurses, and to help patients. They may get you ready for your examination, for example getting you changed into a gown, giving you a drink before a CT scan or helping you to complete a questionnaire before your MRI scan.

In our radiology department we have a team of 14 HCAs and RDAs.

Administration and clerical team
A member of the administration and clerical team will greet you when you arrive at one of our reception areas. They will check that we have all your details and that they are correct, before booking you onto our computer system.

Our 38 strong team includes:

secretaries – our secretaries type reports and provide a support service for our medical staff and management team
IT specialists – we have a team that looks after our computer systems, including a system for recording your personal details and a record of your examinations, as well as a separate system on which all x-ray and scan images are stored
clerical staff – our clerical team books appointments and answer queries

www.guysandstthomas.nhs.uk/our-services/radiology/team/radiology-team.aspx
Re: Quacks In Our "Teaching" Hospitals: Public Be On The Watchout by Stoicbaba(m): 8:24pm On May 16, 2018
Diagnostic Radiographer

As a diagnostic radiographer you'll use x-ray and ultrasound machines, as well as other forms of imaging technology, to look inside a patient's body and find out what's causing their illness.

Working in a range of hospital departments, you'll acquire images to help with the diagnosis of illnesses and injuries. With experience, you may also contribute towards interpreting images, establishing treatment plans and helping with intervention procedures, for example the removal of kidney stones.

Responsibilities
As a diagnostic radiographer, you'll need to:

assess patients and their clinical requirements to work out which radiographic techniques to use;
perform a range of radiographic examinations on patients to produce high-quality images;
take responsibility for radiation safety in your work area, including checking equipment for malfunctions and errors;
manage referrals to ensure patients receive a radiation dose as low as reasonably possible;
supervise visiting staff and patients in radiation work areas;
help in more complex radiological examinations, working with doctors such as radiologists and surgeons;
provide support and reassurance to patients, taking into account their physical and psychological needs;
supervise radiography and imaging support assistants;
keep up to date with health and safety guidelines, including ionising radiation regulations, to protect yourself and others.
With experience, you may have the opportunity to get involved in management, teaching and research.

Salary
Jobs in the NHS are usually covered by the Agenda for Change (AfC) Pay Rates consisting of nine pay bands. As a newly qualified radiographer your starting salary is likely to be £21,909 (Band 5), rising up the pay scale to £28,462.
As an experienced radiographer you can earn between £26,302 and £35,225 (Band 6).
Typical salaries for advanced radiographers are between £31,383 and £41,373 (Band 7), while at consultant level you can earn up to £68,484 (Band 8c).
Additional cost of living payments may be available to those working in London and the South of England. Non-NHS pay rates are usually competitively set and are often negotiated on an individual basis. On-call allowances and overtime payments are paid in addition to the basic salary.

Income figures are intended as a guide only.

Working hours
You'll typically work a 37.5 hour week, which may include evenings, nights and weekends.

Part-time work and job sharing are possible, depending on departmental needs. Career breaks are possible but you must keep up with technical developments during your time out and may need to take further training or study before returning

https://www.prospects.ac.uk/job-profiles/diagnostic-radiographer
Re: Quacks In Our "Teaching" Hospitals: Public Be On The Watchout by MrBigiman: 3:20am On May 17, 2018
Very stupid post.

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