• P-ISSN 0974-6846 E-ISSN 0974-5645

Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2015, Volume: 8, Issue: 18, Pages: 1-7

Original Article

A Study on the Work Environment and VDT Syndrome in Radiation Technologists Working in the Area of 3D Processing


As the frequency of use of VDT has increased in the hospitals, related diseases have been found to occur. Especially among the radiologists who perform 3D operations, there has been a gradual increase in the number of reported cases of VDT diseases. Hence, this study performed surveys among radiologists working in the area of 3D processing operations in MRI rooms, CT rooms, PACS rooms, and radiation oncology treatment planning offices to determine the symptoms and work conditions of radiologists suffering from VDT syndrome. It was also found that work environment related characteristics had an effect on VDT syndrome (p<0.05). In the correlation analysis between general characteristics and work environment related characteristics of radiologists suffering from VDT syndrome, it was found that both showed a positive correlation. A positive correlation was only observed in the questions on how 3D operation affected health (p<0.05). In this study, the following result was obtained: There is a need for promotion and education to prevent VDT syndrome symptoms in order to improve the problems related to the work environment of 3D processing workspace.
Keywords: 3D Processing, MRI Rooms, Radiation Treatment Planning, Radiologists, VDT Syndrome


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