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Journal of Molecular Imaging & Dynamics

Journal of Molecular Imaging & Dynamics
Open Access

ISSN: 2155-9937

Assessment and performing CT imaging with NICE head injury guidelines in the emergency department

4th World Congress on Medical Imaging and Clinical Research

September 03-04, 2018 | London, UK

Prashanth Balaji, Sachan Maruthan and Ari Basu

The Hillingdon Hospital – NHS, UK
Kings College London, UK

Scientific Tracks Abstracts: J Mol Imaging Dynam

Abstract :

Background & Aim: Head injury is defined as trauma of head apart face. About 1.4 million people present to ED (Emergency Department) every year. As a result, National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE) formulated clear guidelines (CG176) for accessing and performing CT Imaging. This study evaluates whether patients are accessed and performed CT imaging according to NICE guidelines. Methods: A retrospective study was carried out in the Emergency Department with suspected head injury patients, in September 2017. Electronic clerking documentations and CT requests forms of 94 patients (64 Adults and 27 children) were analysed to check, if they were accessed for indications and performed CT imaging according to NICE guidelines. Results: Among 94 patients, 23 had CT imaging of which 17 (74%) met the NICE guidelines while the 6 (26%) didn�??t. Results of the scans that didn�??t meet criteria were normal. In addition, documentation issues were identified in clerking and CT request forms while accessing risk factors e.g. 16% and 26% of adults and children were documented for seizures respectively. Conclusions: This retrospective study emphasizes the understanding of doctors in managing head injury with 74% of scans compliant with guidelines. To achieve further compliance and increase the quality of documentations, certain modifications have been implemented which are as follows: 1. introduction of CT Assessment Proforma. 2. presentation of findings in regional meeting. 3. teaching for doctors and nurses and 4. posters with key information from CG176. With these implementations, we intend to achieve 100% compliance, alongside accurate documentation ensuring imaging is carried out in a cost- and resourceeffective manner while preventing unnecessary radiations.

Biography :

Prashanth Balaji is a foundation year two Doctor in The Hillingdon Hospital, Uxbridge, UK. He is interested in pursuing his future career in radiology. He has carried multiple audit and presented posters in national conference. He is an enthusiastic teacher who has organized and conducted multiple teaching sessions for medical college students and doctors. He also plays a vital role in sharing departmental responsibilities such as Rota – Coordinators, etc. He has fine-tuned himself by attending multiple radiology conference and courses.