REASONS OF REPEATED RADIOGRAPHS IN A PRIVATE DENTAL TEACHING HOSPITAL: A PREVENTABLE RADIATION HAZARD
This study was carried out to assess the frequency and causes of repeated radiography including artefacts, mispositioning and movement in radiology department, Sardar Begum Dental College, Peshawar. It was an audit of six years record carried out from 2015-2020. Total of 98138 films were performed and 7754 were repeated. The data was collected at the end of each year from the records of the radiology department, Sardar Begum Dental College, Peshawar. All the repeated radiographs along with the causes of repetition were included. The permission was taken from the authorities for the collection of data. The data was entered and analysed on SPSS version 26. The total 7754 radiographs were repeated in six years. The most common reason for the repetition of imaging was mispositioning; The most common reasons for the repetition of the radiographs were human error (3346), movement (3097) and lastly due to Artefacts (1311). The repeated radiological image is an important issue that needs to be addressed by the authorities to improve the quality assurance and to reduce cost of the health care delivery.
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