Quality control of radiology devices in Health Centers Affiliated with Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences

AUTHORS

Mohammad Haghparast 1 , Reza Afzalipour 2 , * , Saeed Ahmadi 3 , Mohammad Sadegh Golvardi Yazdi 3 , Kavoos Dindarloo 4 , Mansoor Sanei 5

AUTHORS INFORMATION

1 Instructor Department of Radiology Technology, Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences, Bandar Abbas, Iran.

2 BSc of Radiology Technology, Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences, Bandar Abbas, Iran.

3 Instructor Department of Anesthesia, Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences, Bandar Abbas, Iran.

4 Assistant Professor Department of Health, Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences, Bandar Abbas, Iran.

5 Assistant Professor Department of Radiology, Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences, Bandar Abbas, Iran.

ARTICLE INFORMATION

Hormozgan Medical Journal: 19 (1); e87423
Published Online: August 25, 2014
Article Type: Research Article
Received: November 24, 2013
Accepted: August 25, 2014

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Abstract

Introduction: Regular quality control of radiology devices and fixing their defects can
play a crucial role in reducing absorbed dose of patients, increasing their longevity, and
improving the quality of radiographic images. This study was aimed at performing quality
control according to the standards and features of radiology machines in the teaching
hospitals of Hormozgan Province.
Methods: Several parameters were examined in this study, including voltage accuracy,
voltage reproducibility, exposure time reproducibility, output linearity with mA, and
adaptation of optical field with radiation field.
Results: Evaluation of voltage accuracy showed that the radiology devices of No. 3 in
Shahid Mohammadi Hospital of Bandar Abbas, No. 1 in Hazrat Abolfazl Hospital of
Minab, and No. 1 in Hazrat Fatemeh Zahra Hospital of Qeshm exceeded the normal
ranges in all voltages, and the radiology devices of Shariati Hospital in Bandar Abbas in
78 kV and 85 kV.
Conclusion: Quality control of radiology devices in health centers reduces patients’
absorbed dose during various radiographies, increases their efficiency and longevity, and
improves the quality of radiographic images and the disease diagnosis by physician.

Keywords

Hormozgan - Quality Control - Diagnostic

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