Title

Computed tomography quality assurance practices in selected hospitals Metro Manila.

Date of Completion

2012

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Technology

Keywords

X-ray Computed Tomography

Abstract

The study aimed to determine and analyze quality assurance trends in the practice of computed tomography in the Philippines in reference with the American College of Radiology (ACR) Accreditation Standards. It used the descriptive research method. The research instrument was adapted questionnaire from the American College of Radiology Computed Tomography Accreditation Program Quality Assurance. The study was conducted in selected hospitals in Metro Manila were chosen as respondents using purposive sampling. Thirty two (32) Chief Radiologic Technologists or QA personnel working in computed tomography quality assurance practices of the participating hospitals in Metro Manila. Percentage frequency distribution was used to analyze the data. Based on the results, (1) in terms of practice data, most of the participating hospitals performed 500-1000 and over 5000 average number of CT unit per year; (2) in terms of archival and reporting practices, most of the participating hospitals practice studies storage for more than five years in any medium; (3) in terms of policies and procedures, all of the participating hospitals have a written policy regarding control spread of infection, safety of patients and personnel information and education of patients about procedures and confidentially of patient-related information; (4) most of the participating hospitals have policy in report turnaround time, mechanism for immediate notification of unexpected findings or findings for emergency cases, handling of unexpected emergencies, monitoring, analyzing, reporting and reviewing complications and adverse events, imaging of pregnant patients and administering sedatives controlled agents and contrast agents; (5) most of the participating hospitals have other medical doctors administering intravenous sedation, intramuscular sedation and oral sedation and; radiologists in administering contrast agents.

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