Loosing or damaging occur in x-ray films and Its effects on patient health


Radiography is the use of X-rays to view a non-uniformly composed material such as the human body. By using the physical properties of the x-ray an image can be developed which displays areas of different density and composition. This retrospective descriptive study aimed to assess the ratio and the reasons why damaged X- ray films had been detected by the staff of the x-ray department of the Azadi Hospital in Kirkuk city. The present study was carried on 1651 patients who attended radiological department, for period from 1-7-2012 to 30-9-2012. The result showed percentage of x-ray film damaging or losing (25.13%), these losing caused by errors occurred during radiology process, the most x-ray films damaging comes from Technical errors (exposure dose and film processing errors) would be 253 (60.9%)of x-ray film. These errors increase the risk of radiation effects on patients health due to retake x-ray film, patient exposed another dose of radiation.increased.X ray.film.loosing. .