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Report No. 305 - AAPM task group report 305: Guidance for standardization of vendor-neutral reject analysis in radiography (2023)

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Reject rate analysis is considered an integral part of a diagnostic radiography quality control (QC) program. A rejected image is a patient radiograph that was not presented to a radiologist for diagnosis and that contributes unnecessary radiation dose to the patient. Reject rates that are either too high or too low may suggest systemic department shortcomings in QC mechanisms. Due to the lack of standardization, reject data often cannot be easily compared between radiography systems from different vendors. The purpose of this report is to provide guidance to help standardize data elements that are required for comprehensive reject analysis and to propose data reporting and workflows to enable an effective and comprehensive reject rate monitoring program. Essential data elements, a proposed schema for classifying reject reasons, and workflow implementation options are recommended in this task group report.

Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics

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Keywords: Computed radiography, digital radiography, radiography, reject, reject rate analysis, reject rate, repeat
Task Group No. 305 - Development of Standards for Vendor-Neutral Reject Analysis in Radiography (TG305)

*Note: A Proposed IHE Profile can be accessed here.

Kevin J. Little, Ingrid S. Reiser, Bruce Apgar, Poonam Dalal, Jaydev K. Dave, Ryan F. Fisher, Katie W. Hulme, Mary Ellen Jafari, Emily L. Marshall, Stephen W. Meyer, Quentin T. Moore, Nicole E. Murphy, Thomas K. Nishino, Katelyn Nye, Kevin O'Donnell, John M. Sabol, Adrian A. Sanchez, William F. Sensakovic, Lawrence R. Tarbox, Robert A. Uzenoff, Alisa I. Walz-Flannigan, Charles E. Willis, Jie Zhang

Committee Responsible: Radiography and Fluoroscopy Subcommittee

Last Review Date: 2023
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