12-2. VARIOUS METHODS OF PROCEDURAL SELECTION
a. Record each unacceptable radiograph according to one of the following
Incorrect amount of density.
Type of examination.
b. File the rejects in a film jacket or box according to the error type or the body
c. Record the rejects on an analysis form.
d. Put all the rejected films in a designated place.
e. Analyze and record the radiographs every week or two.
The last two methods make it difficult to pinpoint problems.
a. Select a method of implementation for the retake analysis program.
b. Clean out all the rejected film bins.
c. Establish a method to count all the radiographic film consumed. You should:
Record the number of boxes of film used daily.
(2) Use a counter attached to the processor. The disadvantage of a counter
is that if two films are run side-by-side, only one film will be counted. Record the count
every 24 hours and reset the counter. (For example, an 8 x 10 plus a warm-up film and
a feed film for the fluoroscope.)
d. Determine the total number of examinations performed.
e. Determine the number of films used per procedure.
f. Multiply the total number of examinations performed by the number of films
used per procedure.
g. Add the number of rejected films.