X Ray image reject analysis in OPD X ray Department- A pilot study

Sukumar, Suresh and Yadav, Sushil and Sahana, S and David, Leena R and Kumari, Mona (2012) X Ray image reject analysis in OPD X ray Department- A pilot study. International Journal of Medical and Pharmaceutical Sciences , 3 (2). pp. 33-37.

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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 B. Sc. 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 measure the retake rate in computer radiography and monitor over time followed by, fining 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 compare retake rates CR before and after orientation Result : Over all of 245 x ray has been taken during our study period in which 117(48%) x ray had been done before orientation and after orientation is 128 (52%).From our study the over all repeated X- ray before intervention is 6.6% and it has-been reduce to 2.3% after intervention. From our study repeatiton is due to Tube Movement – 9%, positioning errors – 46%, non cooperative patient – 18%, patient movement – 18% and tube angulation – 9%. Greatest cause of film rejects due to Radiographer -50%, Patient -30% and Equipments -20%. Most frequently repeated X ray are spine- 30%, pelvis - 10%, chest X ray - 10%, ankle with foot-lat 20 %, Neck -10% and knee-20% Conclusion: Creating awareness among the student result in the overall reject rate is reduced. Unnecessary radiation exposure to patients due to image retake can be reduced.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: computer radiography, reject analysis, radiology.
Subjects: Allied Health > MCOAHS Manipal > Medical Imaging Tech
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 29 Oct 2012 10:24
Last Modified: 29 Oct 2012 10:24
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/77516

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