Maintaining quality control using a radiological digital X-ray dashboard

Todd R. Minnigh, Jacqueline Gallet

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Abstract

Repeats are indicators for the quality-imaging manager to schedule additional training and to be used as a basis for dialog with the reading radiologists to improve the service and quality to patients and referring physicians. Through the thoughtful application of software and networking, dose management, X-ray usage, and repeat analysis data can be made available centrally. This provides clinically useful technologist-centric results greatly benefiting an enterprise. This study tracked a radiology department's use of a digital X-ray dashboard software application. It was discovered that 80% of the exams were performed by only 21% of the technologists and that the technologist with the highest throughput had a personal repeat rate of 6.5% compared to the department average of 7.6%. This study indicated that useful information could be derived and used as a basis for improving the radiology department's operations and in maintaining high quality standards.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)84-88
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Digital Imaging
Volume22
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2009

Keywords

  • Computed radiography
  • Dashboard
  • Digital radiography
  • Dose
  • Productivity
  • Quality control
  • Quality management
  • Radiology management
  • Repeat analysis
  • Workflow

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Computer Science Applications

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