RETAKE ANALYSIS PROGRAM
a. Retake analysis is a systematic procedure to analyze the radiographs found
to be unacceptable by the quality control technician or radiologist. The program
determines the quantity of and reasons for rejected films. The retake analysis provides
a systematic approach to determine departmental patterns. It also helps a radiographic
department realize an increase in film quality and a decrease in film costs. Such
analysis is important to the quality assurance program for the reasons just mentioned,
but its overall importance is that it furnishes the only method by which you can tell just
how effectively your quality assurance program is working.
b. Specific objectives of the program are to:
Determine the total number of acceptable radiographs.
(2) Alert the supervisors of the number of repeat examinations and non-
Classify the rejects in two ways:
(a) Find the reason for the error. Radiographers should always admit
(b) Find out what type of examination was performed. As you know,
some positions are more difficult to radiograph well than others, as are some people
(very obese, for example). Also, some patients move.
Allow supervisors to analyze causes.
Cost of the waste in the departments.
(b) Unnecessary radiation exposure to patients and personnel.
Evaluate the overall effectiveness of the quality assurance program.
A retake analysis program should be implemented before starting the quality