Larisse V. Apawan,
Alexandria R. Buniel,
Marianito Del Rio,
Tamara L. Echavia,
Jacob L. Israel,
Maria Isabel A. Laput,
Jessa May Laxa,
Anne Christine Montejo,
Jasmin Pearl P. Omictin,
Mary Ann G. Rosales,
Jing Johanno A. Sagaral,
Rose Ann Quilaton
The study entitled "Occurrence of Artifacts in Manually Processed Radiographic Film Using Two Different Brands: Basis for Recommendation of Brand to Use" aimed to determine the occurrence of artifacts when using two (2) different brands of film, their significant difference on the number of the occurrence of artifacts seen, and based on the findings, recommended which brand of radiographic film is best suited for manual processing where no artifacts are seen. The study utilized a descriptive comparative method in determining the occurrence of different artifacts in manually processed film brand X and Y. The study which was conducted in the Cebu Doctors' University Medical Diagnostic Center used a total of four hundred seventy-five (475) 8x10 inch films. The study's main instrument was two (2) different brands of radiographic film, a medium used to determine the presence of artifacts.
The study found that films processed using radiographic film brand X has a higher occurrence of artifacts compared to film brand Y. It was also determined that there is a significant difference, with a value of six point fourteen (6.14), between the number of occurrence of artifacts between brand X and brand Y. The results of the study showed 48.50% of artifacts occurred on brand X films and 21.60% occurred on brand Y films. Based on the results, the researchers recommend that brand Y is better suited for use during manual processing.
The researchers recommend a study that focuses more on the occurrence of artifacts in automatically processed radiographic films using two different brands of film. Also, a study that uses other brands of film in a study that determines the occurrence of artifacts in manually processed film. The researchers further recommend a study that deals with handling artifacts so that future researchers may set guidelines on how to properly handle film.
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