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Reject analysis in a digital age 19 Apr 2018

The introduction of digital imaging technology within radiology departments has been accompanied by new reasons for the rejection of images and has opened up new ways of digitally recording the reasons for image rejection.

This ‘big data’ is increasingly detailed and can contain useful hidden information pertaining to trends in performance. The collection, storage, retrieval and subsequent analysis of the big data has and continues to require an evolution in technology.

This talk takes a brief look at examples of current practice in the UK as a prelude to considering what data may be considered for collection in the future. Methods of extracting this data and ways in which it can be analysed in both a time efficient and informative manner are considered. The talk concludes by taking a step back and considering the larger picture of where reject analysis sits in quality assurance and optimisation activities and where you may want to enlist the help of your medical physics expert.

Educational aims:
• To provide an update on current practice
• To gain knowledge on how reject analysis may evolve in the future
• To learn why reject analysis is useful
• To find out what other information may we want to collect and how could it be used?

0.5 CPD credit.
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Duration:21 mins


Speaker info

Daniel Shaw

Senior Clinical Scientist, East Anglian Regional Radiation Protection Service, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Daniel Shaw has over a decade of experience in medical physics, having been employed at several large regional departments over his career. He is currently employed in the role of Clinical Scientist at the East Anglian Regional Radiation Protection Service at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, providing medical physics expert and radiation protection advice throughout East Anglia. He has presented work at a number of scientific conferences and meetings including UKRC and MPEC; and currently serving on the IPEM Diagnostic Radiology Special interest group, and is also involved in working parties looking to publish guidance on a range of topics of interest to the medical physics and radiology community.