Vol. 1, Issue 6 (2012)
Evaluation of clinical effect of chest radiographs: A retrospective study
Background: Millions of chests X-rays (CXR) are being performed across the globe in the present scenario. Uncertain when to request or how to interpret, they may retreat expensively and unnecessarily into computerized tomography.6- 8Hence; we planned the present study to assess the clinical impact of chest radiographs. Materials & methods: The present study included assessment of clinical impact of chest radiographs. Retrospective evaluation of a total of 100 chest radiographs was done out of which 58 were males and 42 were females. Classification of the outcome of the chest radiographs was done into following types: Normal, Incidental, and Pathologic. All the data records were compiled and analysed by SPSS software. Results: A total of 100 radiographs were included in the present study. Out of these 100 radiographic cases, 30 percent of the cases showed normal findings whereas 60 percent of the cases were associated with pathologic findings. Only 10 cases showed presence of incidental findings. In majority of the cases (75 percent), highly expected results came. Conclusion: Chest radiographs play a crucial role in the diagnosis of unexpected pathologies.
How to cite this article:
Navdeep Hooda. Evaluation of clinical effect of chest radiographs: A retrospective study. 2012; 1(6): 78-82.