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Evaluation of Radiographic Repeat Rate Data and Film Reject Analysis of Radiology Departments in Several Hospitals of Hamadan University of Medical Sciences

Author(s): Simak Sabzevari | Karim Ghazikhanlou Sani

Journal: Iranian Journal of Radiology
ISSN 1735-1065

Volume: 8;
Issue: S1;
Start page: 79;
Date: 2011;
Original page

Keywords: Film Rejects | Radiology | Repeat Rate

Background/Objective: Rejected and repeated"nradiographies are one of the most frequent difficulties"nin radiography. The dose received by patients,"nequipment fault, costs and patients wait time increases"nby increasing film rejection and repeat rate. Moreover,"nthis leads to decreasing the care level because of the"ndelay in film report. This study aims to evaluate the"nfilm rejection and repeat rate in university-affiliated"nhospitals of Hamadan City."nMaterials and Methods: After reviewing the related"narticles about film rejection and their mentioned"nreasons for repeat rate, a checklist was designed for"nevaluating film rejection and the related reasons."nReject rate data was evaluated by study executives,"nsecretly in each hospital, for a 6-month-period and"nnoted on checklists. Statistical analysis was performed"nby descriptive statistics and related statistical tests, by"nSPSS software."nResults: The repeat rate was between 2.67% and"n6.84% (mean, 6.13%) in the evaluated hospitals. The"nmain factors of film rejection belonged to patient's"nmovement or bad condition (26.6%) and improper"nexposure factors (23.4%). The repeat rate data in"nradiography of the neck (9%) and pelvis (8.6%) was"nthe highest amount and in radiography of the chest"n(3.8%) was the lowest amount."nConclusion: Annually waste costs because of film"nrejection, other than costs related to processing"nsolutions and equipment outwearing, was calculated as"napproximately one hundred million Rials. So, special"nattention to this subject seems to be necessary."nKeywords: Film Rejects, Radiology, Repeat Rate
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