The career of radiography: information on the web
Purpose: To establish whether or not the quantity and quality of information available on the internet about the career of diagnostic radiography is of a good or satisfactory standard.
Methods: Four search engines with four different search terms were used and the top twenty hits for each group were read. The applicable sites were scored to determine the quality of each site.
Results: Only 12% (37) of the 320 sites read were applicable. Out of the 37 there were 4 sites that gained a good score from the scoring sheet and therefore were classed as high quality, but 21 out of 37 sites did gain half marks or over.
Conclusions: In conclusion, the quantity and quality of sites about the career of radiography was not of a satisfactory standard and more attention from both the government and professional bodies is needed if the profession is to gain attention and the staff shortage problem is to be solved.(Published Online May 18 2006)
c1 Correspondence to: Miss Elinor Glennie, Radiographer, 15 Glenogle Crescent, Craigie, Perth, PH2 0AH. Tel/Fax: 01738 631968; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org