X-ray machine technical inspection practices among radiologic technologists
Date of Completion
Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Technology
The study used the descriptive-quantitative research design. A total of 266 radiologic technologists working in general radiography participated in this study using purposive sampling. A self-made questionnaire was used to determine the x-ray machine technical inspection practices of radiologic technologists. The gathered were subjected to statistical treatments such as percentage, frequency distribution and Chi-square. The study concluded that, 1) most of the respondents are 18 to 35 years old, male and have a length of employment of five (5) years and below; 2) the most practiced x-ray machine technical inspection practices of radiologic technologists are immediately reporting malfunctions in the radiographic imaging system and its accessories, requesting for service engineer for machine maintenance, and documenting all information regarding the performance of equipment, materials and processes all the time, while the least practiced x-ray machine technical inspection practices of radiologic technologists are checking the line voltage meter, warming up the unit when it has been idled, setting the control knobs, switches, and buttons at minimum values when the equipment is not in use, and regularly calibrating the collimator knobs. Overall, most of the respondents practice the technical inspection on x-ray machines; 3) the x-ray machine technical inspection practices of the respondents do not significantly vary when the respondents are grouped according to age, gender and length of employment.
Abelgas, M. A., Acuhido, M., Cotejo, K. M., Padua, M., Sapalasan, K., & Urfilla, J. P. (2018). X-ray machine technical inspection practices among radiologic technologists. [Bachelor's thesis, De La Salle Medical and Health Sciences Institute]. GreenPrints. https://greenprints.dlshsi.edu.ph/bsrt/162/