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dc.contributor.authorCernean, N.
dc.contributor.authorSerranheira, F.
dc.contributor.authorGoncalves, P.
dc.contributor.authorSá dos Reis, Cláudia
dc.date.accessioned2017-12-10T12:40:44Z
dc.date.available2017-12-10T12:40:44Z
dc.date.created2017-12-10T12:20:18Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.citationCernean, N. and Serranheira, F. and Goncalves, P. and Sá dos Reis, C. 2017. Ergonomic strategies to improve radiographers’ posture during mammography activities. Insights into Imaging. 8 (4): pp. 429-438.
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11937/59522
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s13244-017-0560-7
dc.description.abstract

Objectives: To identify alternatives for radiographers’ postures while performing mammography that can contribute to reduce the risk of work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WRMSDs). Methods: Radiographers’ postures to positioning craniocaudal (CC) and mediolateral oblique (MLO) views were simulated without any intervention for three scenarios: radiographer/patient with similar statures, radiographer smaller than patient and radiographer taller than patient. Actions were taken to modify the postures: seated radiographer; patient on a step; seated patient; radiographer on a step. All the postures were analysed using kinovea 0.8.15 software and the angles were measured twice and classified according to European standard EN1005–4: 2005. Results: The non-acceptable angles were measured mainly during MLO positioning when radiographer was taller than the patient: 139° and 120° for arm-flexion and abduction, 72° for trunk and −24° for head/neck-flexion. The introduction of alternative postures (radiographer seated), allowed improvements in posture (60° and 99° for arm flexion and abduction, 14° for trunk and 0° for head/neck flexion), being classified as acceptable. Conclusions: The alternative postures simulated have the potential to reduce the risk of developing WRMSDs when radiographers and patients have different statures. Main messages • Radiographers’ postures in mammography can contribute to work-related musculoskeletal disorders • Non-acceptable posture was identified for MLO breast positioning (radiographer taller than patient) • Adapting posture to patient biotype reduces the WRMSD risk for radiographers

dc.titleErgonomic strategies to improve radiographers’ posture during mammography activities
dc.typeJournal Article
dcterms.source.volume8
dcterms.source.number4
dcterms.source.startPage429
dcterms.source.endPage438
dcterms.source.issn1869-4101
dcterms.source.titleInsights into Imaging
curtin.departmentDepartment of Medical Radiation Sciences
curtin.accessStatusOpen access via publisher


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