HomeInternational Journal of Education Research for Higher Learningvol. 23 no. 2 (2017)

Radiographic Competence of Radiologic Technologists between FilmScreen and Computed Radiography in Exposure Technique Selection

Dannalyn D Ibañez | Jules King C Defensor | Theresa T Eguia



Assessment of competence of Radiologic Technologist (RT) is very important in every healthcare delivery system because of the involvement of radiation dose given to a patient. This study was conducted among selected hospitals in the cities of Davao, Tagum and Digos to assess the competence of the Radiologic Technologists in terms of exposure factor selection. The assessment was to compare if there was a significant difference in the RT’s competence between those who were users of the film-screen system (traditional) and users of computed radiography system (digital). Accuracy in selection of exposure factors was very important in a film-screen system because one mistake could peril a radiograph, while, digital system had a wider dynamic range that oftentimes no longer need precision. Furthermore, the study sought to identify if competence had significant relationships to the respondents’ profile and category of hospital agency. Questionnaires and practical evaluations were used to gather the data. The results revealed that there was no significant difference in the RT’s level of competence between film-screen and computed radiography users. Further, the results revealed that there was a significant relationship between the respondents’ profile in terms of age and skills, and the respondents’ category of hospital agency.