Quality management systems in radiology

SA Journal of Radiology

Field Value
Title Quality management systems in radiology
Creator Korir, Geoffrey K. Wambani, Jeska S. Korir, Ian K. Tries, Mark Mulama, Beatrice M.
Subject Radiology quality management systems; x-ray procedures; radiology; Kenya and quality control Quality management
Description Background: The use of X-ray imaging is ever increasing in proportion to the need for radiological services and technological capabilities. Quality management that includes patient radiation dose monitoring is fundamental to safety and quality improvement of radiological services.Objective: To assess the level of quality management systems in X-ray medical facilities in Kenya.Methods: Quality management inspection, quality control performance tests and patient radiation exposure were assessed in 54 representative X-ray medical facilities. Additionally, a survey of X-ray examination frequency was conducted in 140 hospitals across the country.Results: The overall findings placed the country’s X-ray imaging quality management systems at 61±3% out of a possible 100%. The most and the least quality assurance performance indicators were general radiography X-ray equipment quality control tests at 88±4%, and the interventional cardiology adult examinations below diagnostic reference level at 25±1%, respectively.Conclusions: The study used a systematic evidence-based approach for the assessment of national quality management systems in radiological practice in clinical application, technical conduct of the procedure, image quality criteria, and patient characteristics as part of the quality management programme.
Publisher AOSIS
Date 2013-08-01
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion — Prospective study
Format text/html application/pdf
Identifier 10.4102/sajr.v17i3.271
Source South African Journal of Radiology; Vol 17, No 3 (2013); 84-88 2078-6778 1027-202X
Language eng
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Coverage Kenya — Radiology departments, patient population
Rights Copyright (c) 2013 Geoffrey K. Korir, Jeska S. Wambani, Ian K. Korir, Mark Tries, Beatrice M. Mulama https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0