HomeAdvancing Radiologic Technology Researchvol. 1 no. 1 (2013)

Radiographic Analysis between Real Human and Human Phantom Using Conventional X-ray Machine in Liceo de Cagayan University School Year 2009-2010

Denise O. Orong | Carl Benedict Cabasag | Amaliah Bongaros | Julius Bastillada | Feyd Boo

Discipline: Technology, Radiology

 

Abstract:

Major problems of Radiologic Technology students who are currently enrolled in subjects such as radiographic technique and positioning are the insufficient and poor radiographic quality of Human Phantom and its limited movements. This Human Phantom contains structures same as in real human and is designed to serve as a replacement of real human in study purposes. Radiographic images of human phantom are obtained together with real human radiographic images. Series of different radiation exposures is conducted in both human phantom and real human using the same technique factors. This study was conducted using conventional type of x-ray machine presently used in Radiologic Technology Laboratory. Radiographic images of human phantom are then compared to real human radiographic images by rating with the aid of some registered professionals who are experts in this field. Human phantom was found to be good in demonstrating some anatomical structures but was found to be insufficient and poor in radiographic quality due to its vague image as compared to real human using conventional type of x-ray machine presently used in Radiologic Technology laboratory. Overall, human phantom is quietly not suitable in using conventional type of x-ray machine when it comes to radiographic quality.