X Ray Image Reject Analysis In Out Patient X Ray Department

Kotian, Sahana R X Ray Image Reject Analysis In Out Patient X Ray Department. In: 11th National Conference of the Indian Association of Radiological Technologists, 22–24 Nov 2013, New Delhi India. (Submitted)

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AIM: To find out the causes, number, percentage and sizes of rejected computer radiographic image with a view of adopting measures that will reduce the rate and number of rejected films. Methods: The data were collected by an observation list prepared in advance with most common causes for rejects as suggested from literature. Five BSc. Medical Imaging Student of Manipal College of Allied health sciences students participated in the research and date is collect over 30 days. First 15 days of the study, researcher measured the retake rate in computer radiography and monitored over time followed by, finding major reasons for rejects. And orientation is given by the Professor to the student based on their mistake followed by measure the retake rate of computer radiography (CR) after orientation for the duration of next 15 days. At the end of the study, we compared retake rates of CR before and after orientation. Result: Over all 245 x ray has been taken during our study period in which 117(48%) x ray had been done before orientation and128 (52%) after orientation. From our study the overall repeated X-ray before intervention is 6.6% and it has-been reduced to 2.3% after intervention. From our study repetition is due to Tube Movement – 9%, positioning errors – 46%, un co-operative patient – 18%, patient movement – 18% and tube angulation – 9%. Greatest cause of film reject is due to Radiographer -50%, Patient -30% and Equipment’s -20%. Most frequently repeated X ray are spine- 30%, pelvis - 10%, chest X ray - 10%, ankle with foot-lateral 20 %, Neck -10% and knee-20%. CONCLUSION:Creating awareness among the student resulted in the overall reduction in reject rate. Unnecessary radiation exposure to patients due to image retake can be reduced.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: computer radiography; reject analysis; radiology.
Subjects: Allied Health > MCOAHS Manipal > Medical Imaging Tech
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 16 Dec 2013 04:08
Last Modified: 16 Dec 2013 04:08
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/137981

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