Patients' Experience of PET-CT Scan at Armed Forces Institute of Radiology and Imaging Rawalpindi

  • Rizwan Bilal Armed Forces Institute of Radiology & Imaging/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Rawalpindi Pakistan
  • Mudassar Ahmad Armed Forces Institute of Radiology & Imaging/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Rawalpindi Pakistan
  • Atiq ur Rehman Slehria Armed Forces Institute of Radiology & Imaging/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Rawalpindi Pakistan
  • Syed Ali Mehdi Armed Forces Institute of Radiology & Imaging/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Rawalpindi Pakistan
  • Muhammad Bilal Armed Forces Institute of Radiology and Imaging, Rawalpindi
  • Ali Jamal Armed Forces Institute of Radiology & Imaging/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Rawalpindi Pakistan
Keywords: Patient Feedback, PET-CT, Prerequisite Equipment, Patient management

Abstract

Objective: To evaluate the patients' feedback for potential improvements in the patient management of PET-CT Department.

Study Design: Cross-sectional survey.

Place and Duration of Study: Armed Forces Institute of Radiology and Imaging, Rawalpindi Pakistan, from Sep to Dec 2020.

Methodology: A total of 350 participants were investigated in the study. Structured proforma was utilized for collecting patient feedback, and the ages ranged from 4 to 89 years. The collected data were arranged systematically to apply statistical tests using Microsoft excel.

Results: Explicitly, 14(4%) patients communicated their reservations about further development in PET-CT scan practice. In this regard, 4(1.14%) patients suggested overall improvement in the department. Further, 4(1.14%) and 3(0.86%) patientss’ suggestions were towards staff behaviour and building of the department, respectively. Additionally, 2(0.57%) patients were not contented with the available prerequisite equipment, and 1(0.29%) patient suggested a reduction in scanning charges.

Conclusion: More than 95% patients were satisfied with their experience. The studied data can be utilized to establish patient management protocols for similar PET-CT departments.

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Author Biographies

Mudassar Ahmad, Armed Forces Institute of Radiology & Imaging/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Rawalpindi Pakistan

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Muhammad Bilal, Armed Forces Institute of Radiology and Imaging, Rawalpindi

PET-CT & Cyclotron Department, Cyclotron Engineer 

Published
2022-12-30
How to Cite
Bilal, R., Ahmad, M., Slehria, A., Mehdi, S., Bilal, M., & Jamal, A. (2022). Patients’ Experience of PET-CT Scan at Armed Forces Institute of Radiology and Imaging Rawalpindi. Pakistan Armed Forces Medical Journal, 72(6), 2048-50. https://doi.org/10.51253/pafmj.v72i6.7194
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