EVALUATION OF POSITIONING ERRORS FOR IN ROUTINE CHEST X-RAY AT BEIT JALA GOVERNMENTAL HOSPITAL

Title: EVALUATION OF POSITIONING ERRORS FOR IN ROUTINE CHEST X-RAY AT BEIT JALA GOVERNMENTAL HOSPITAL

Author(s): Muntaser S. Ahmad, Mysara Rumman,  Ruba Abu Malash, Ammar A. Oglat and Nursakinah Suardi

ABSTRACT

The chest examinations are the most examination make in the all radiology department examination. This study tried to recognize three different error types related the chest X-ray examination including positioning, technical, and communication using the chest radiograph. A group of radiologic technologists (RTs) (radiographer; n=11) and one radiologist (n=1) estimated a bank (n=3344) of adult CXR that consisted a range of errors. A Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) (version 21; IBM, Armonk, NY) was used to analyse the frequencies and percentage for each error. The optimality of the CXR examinations reaches to 50%, and that is due to several reasons, most importantly related positioning error 53% then technical error with 30% and the communication error with 17%. With poor training and overload, the RTs should take a training course to improve the abilities and the skills their performance.

KEYWORDS: Radiography; Radiological Technologist; Chest X ray; Radiologist

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