Diagnostic X-Ray Imaging Research Paper by cee-cee

Diagnostic X-Ray Imaging
An examination of the importance and method of quality assurance (QA) and quality control (QC) for diagnostic x-ray imaging.
# 108417 | 4,057 words | 8 sources | MLA | 2008 | US


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This paper examines diagnostic x-ray imaging quality assurance (QA) and quality control (QC). It defines QA and QC for diagnostic x-ray imaging and then discusses how this occurs within all areas of a radiology department. Lastly, the paper discusses the growth of quality assurance in pediatric radiology. The paper contains tables and images.

Table of Contents:
Diagnostic X-Ray Imaging Quality Assurance (QA)
Diagnostic X-Ray Imaging Quality Control (QC)
Radiographic Unit Monitoring
Sensitometery and Darkroom Monitoring
Use of Technique Charts
Analysis of Repeat Rates
Continuing Education
Repeat Analysis
Timer Quality Control in Radiographic Equipment
Collimator Quality Control
Vertical Beam Alignment Quality Control
Collimation
Focal-spot Size
Fluoroscopy Quality Control
Automatic Exposure Systems
Tomography Quality Control
Ensuring QC in Conventional Radiographic Systems
Radiation Safety/QA Program
Test Frequency
Different Types of Tests and Duration
Growth of Quality Assurance in Pediatric Radiology
Exhibits

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Bushong, Stewart. (n. d.) "Radiologic Science for Technologists"
  • Carrol, Quinn. (n. d.) "Chapter-30: Fuch's Radiographic Exposure and Quality Control" pp: 394-422.
  • Department of Health: New York State. (2007, May) "Guide for Radiation Safety/Quality Assurance Programs." Retrieved from http://www.health.state.ny.us/environmental/radiological/radiation_safety_guides/qalarge.htm
  • Health Canada. (2006, Mar) "Diagnostic X-Ray Imaging Quality Assurance: An Overview." Retrieved October 12, 2007 from http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/ewh-semt/pubs/radiation/quality-assurance_art-qualite/intro_e.html
  • Henshaw, E. T. (1990) "Quality Assurance in Diagnostic Radiology- For its own sake or that of the patient." International Journal for Quality in Health Care 2:213-218. Retrieved from http://intqhc.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/abstract/2/3-4/213

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"Diagnostic X-Ray Imaging" 06 October 2008. Web. 23 November. 2014. <http://www.academon.com/research-paper/diagnostic-x-ray-imaging-108417/>

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