Analysis of the potential reasons for repeated radiography: a study in a major hospital in south eastern Iran

Submitted: 25 April 2022
Accepted: 21 April 2023
Published: 18 May 2023
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Introduction

Rejecting, removing and repeating the process of taking diagnostic X-ray images could lead to professional and moral challenges in the case of radiologic imaging. The aim of this study was to investigate the reason for repetitive imaging and the types of images mostly repeated. 

Methods

Radiographic images taken in this center in the first half of 1400 were evaluated. At the end of each week, repetitive images were referred to the researcher to analyze the frequency of repetitive radiographies and the causes.

Results

In this study, a total of 4916 radiographies taken in Ali Ibn-e-Abitibi Hospital during the first 6 months of the year 1400 were evaluated. Among 398 repetitive radiographies, 94 repetitions (23.62%) were due to inappropriate positioning, 92 repetitions (23.12%) were due to patient's movements, 56 repetitions (14.07%) were due to inadequate radiation, 51 repetitions (12.81%) were due to inadequate processing, 46 repetitions (11.56%) were due to inadequate preparation of the patient, and 59 repetitions(14.82 %) were due to other reasons

Conclusion

In this study, the rate of repetitive radiographies taken in Ali Ibn-e-Abi Talib Hospital was estimated as 8.10%, with the most common reason for repetitions being estimated inappropriate positioning. Considering the fact that repetitive radiography mostly depends on operator-related factors, it is recommended to repeat the study after educating staff in order to compare the rate and reason of repetition. 

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How to Cite

Dahmarde, H., Abiri, M., & Sanei Sistani, S. (2023). Analysis of the potential reasons for repeated radiography: a study in a major hospital in south eastern Iran. Healthcare in Low-Resource Settings, 11(1). https://doi.org/10.4081/hls.2023.10575