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An Instrument to Assess Neonatal Chest Image Quality

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dc.contributor.author Kotze, B.
dc.contributor.author Friedrich-Nel, H.
dc.contributor.author Van der Merwe, B.
dc.date.accessioned 2019-09-18T08:54:40Z
dc.date.available 2019-09-18T08:54:40Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.issn 1684-4998
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11462/2016
dc.description Published Article en_US
dc.description.abstract Depending on their condition, most neonates in a neonatal intensive care unit require multiple diagnostic imaging examinations. Therefore, radiographers who perform these diagnostic imaging examinations should use optimal imaging techniques, to limit radiation dose and to ensure optimal image quality. The study wished to determine if radiographers were producing consistent optimal chest images and limiting radiation doses for neonates in a neonatal intensive care unit. A descriptive quantitative study was done by utilising a checklist compiled from literature to evaluate 450 neonatal chest images. Evaluation of the images indicates that radiographers seem unable to adhere to radiation control regulations. The authors propose including the checklist as part of a radiation safety improvement process, as it proved to be an assessment tool for identifying areas in image quality that require improvement. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Bloemfontein : Central University of Technology, Free State en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries The Journal for New Generation Sciences, Volume 16, Number 2;
dc.subject Neonatal chest en_US
dc.subject Radiographic technique en_US
dc.subject Dose optimisation en_US
dc.subject Image quality en_US
dc.subject Assessment tool en_US
dc.title An Instrument to Assess Neonatal Chest Image Quality en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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