Volume 2, Issue 2, December 2016, Page: 5-8
Assessment of Frequency of Errors in Conventional Panoramic Radiographs
Abedeera Jayasuriya Seena Patabedige Nileema, Department of Radiography/Radiotherapy, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
Thasanthan Loganathan, Department of Radiography/Radiotherapy, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
Dissanayake Mudiyanselage Janaka Nuwan, Department of Radiography/Radiotherapy, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
Received: Oct. 25, 2016;       Accepted: Nov. 8, 2016;       Published: Dec. 10, 2016
DOI: 10.11648/j.ijdm.20160202.11      View  4755      Downloads  157
Abstract
Although use of conventional panoramic systems leads to degrade the image quality, it is still common in Sri Lanka. The objective of the study was to determine the frequency of errors occurred during Ortho Pantomo Graph (OPG) and to minimize the further occurrence. Two hundred and fifty OPGs were collected from Department of Radiology, Dental Hospital (Teaching) Peradeniya (DHTP). Quality of 250 OPGs was evaluated by one radiologist and a radiographer. Evaluators assessed all 250 radiographs for presence of errors in categories including patient preparation, patient positioning, patient motion, exposure, handling and processing. The frequency of each error was recorded. Further, number of repeated radiographs was also recorded. There were only 22 (9%) error-free OPGs. 228 (91%) radiographs had errors. 6% of OPGs were unacceptable and had to be re-taken. The frequencies of errors in conventional OPGs were relatively high in this study with patient positioning errors being the most frequent error.
Keywords
Radiography, Ortho Pantomo Graph, Quality Control
To cite this article
Abedeera Jayasuriya Seena Patabedige Nileema, Thasanthan Loganathan, Dissanayake Mudiyanselage Janaka Nuwan, Assessment of Frequency of Errors in Conventional Panoramic Radiographs, International Journal of Dental Medicine. Vol. 2, No. 2, 2016, pp. 5-8. doi: 10.11648/j.ijdm.20160202.11
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