K Nfaoiu

University Mohammed V Agdal, Rabat, Rabat-Salé-Zemmour-Zaër, Morocco

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Publications (2)2.33 Total impact

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    ABSTRACT: This work consists on a survey of the performance of viewing boxes installed in diagnostic radiology departments and included several aspects: checking the illuminance of the diagnostic rooms where the viewing boxes are located as well as the viewing boxes luminance levels and homogeneity. Seven hospitals took part in the survey, being three in the city of Casablanca and four in Rabat. A total of 136 viewing boxes and 18 diagnostic rooms have been checked. It was found that one diagnostic room works under normal conditions and that 80% of the viewing boxes present luminance levels below the international recommendations and the homogeneity is inadequate in 85%. Some simple and cheap initiatives can be performed in these departments to increase luminance and improve homogeneity levels such as cleaning and bulbs replacement.
    Physica Medica 10/2010; 26(4):220-3. · 1.17 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: The STEP Test is a simple method that can be used to quickly evaluate processing speed of automatic processors. It allows the identification of large deviations (>20%) in the processor-chemicals-film system. STEP means Sensitometric Test for the Evaluation of Processing. The performance of the processors taking part in the survey are calculated and compared to a standard processor where the film is processed under ideal conditions, according to manufacturer's recommendations. For each processor, in the dark room, a film is exposed to a sensitometer light, processed and the sensitometric curve is obtained. This survey was performed in 8 Moroccan hospitals in the cities of Casablanca and Rabat and included 11 processors. It was concluded that 50% of the processors present processing problems and are functioning under inadequate conditions since they present deviations larger than 20%.
    Physica Medica 12/2009; 26(3):173-6. · 1.17 Impact Factor

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  • 2009
    • University Mohammed V Agdal
      Rabat, Rabat-Salé-Zemmour-Zaër, Morocco