Mr. Mahwish Karim

Mr. Mahwish Karim |Clyto Access

Cumberland infirmary

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Title: Accurate reporting of chest radiographs by radiologists to detect lung cancer - A clinical Audit

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BACKGROUND AND AIM:
Chest radiography is a valuable tool for diagnosing lung cancer. Plain chest radiograph is a noninvasive technique which delivers low radiation dose and is widely available. Accurate reporting of chest radiographs by radiologists in order to detect lung cancer at as early a stage as possible and suggest appropriate follow up improves quality of patient care. As per standards of Royal college of radiologists, lung lesions should be identified in 75% of chest X -rays and a follow up plan should be suggested in more than 95 % of chest x-rays .The aim of this audit was to assess accurate reporting of chest radiographs by radiologists to detect lung cancers.

CONCLUSION:
This audit highlights that follow-up plan in chest X-ray reports did not meet the standard of Royal college of Radiologists. Reinforcement to advise appropriate further investigations when a lesion is identified on chest X-rays is required.

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International Conference on Cancer Care and Cure