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Student research regarding repeat rate for diagnostic imaging to be presented at annual forum

Washburn University student Lindsey Lambert will present the research poster, "Comparison of Repeat Rate for Diagnostic Radiographs Obtained with Mobile Computed Radiography and Mobile Digital Radiography Systems," at The Washburn Apeiron:  A Forum of Student Research, Scholarship and Creativity on Friday, April 18.

Lambert is a senior and is pursuing a bachelor of health sciences degree, with a concentration in health services administration. Her parents are Todd and Diane Lambert, of Papillion, Neb.

In the research abstract, she noted: "The purpose of the study is to investigate and compare the repeat rate for diagnostic imaging obtained using both mobile computed radiography and mobile digital radiography systems. This study is useful and important because the information gained from the study can be utilized to reduce patient radiation dose, decrease unnecessary medical expenditures, and determine optimal error rates for radiographers in imaging departments. The outcome will be evaluated to determine and implement the best techniques available to increase an imaging departments work flow, improve patient care, and avoid unnecessary expenses for a healthcare center."

The Apeiron allows students from all disciplines to present their work in an environment that closely resembles the professional conferences and performance venues of their chosen area of study.  Seventy-one students are participating in the forum and entries include poster presentations, oral presentations, exhibitions and performances. To learn more, please visit www.washburn.edu/apeiron.   

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Dena Anson, university relations, 785.670.1711

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