Efficiency is something to strive for in any setting, especially a medical one, where people’s health may hang in the balance. However, there are smaller things that may contribute to lower efficiency, for example, reject rate. A rejected image is an image taken that never makes it to the radiologist because the technologist disposes of it. This equals more time taken to get a proper image, and a slower process for the patient and medical facility. So, with this in mind, here’s how digital radiography commits to a lower reject rate.
One thing we should preface this with is saying is that the goal of handling reject rate is not to reduce it to zero. Rejected images are inevitable, but the goal is to minimize the chance of it happening.
Digital radiography, overall, has evolved to get rid of a lot of the conventional problems that may lead to a rejected image. These include problems like artifacting as well as general imaging issues. As a result, by nature, you’re starting off with an advantage. However, what also bears mentioning is the fact that digital radiography helps provide images at a faster rate. So, if you’re doing a reject analysis to try and figure out what the root problem is, you’ll find said problem faster if you’re using digital radiography.
In some cases, when it comes to minimizing reject rate, you may want to upgrade the existing digital radiography equipment that you have. This can serve as a major benefit to the efficiency of your practice operations. When you’re ready to upgrade, or if you have support questions about your existing equipment, be sure to reach out to JPI Healthcare Solutions. Our offerings have minimal reject rate to help support your medical imaging.