Once you have chosen the piece of equipment and the
relevant test from the "QA Tests" section you will be presented
with a test form that you need to fill in with your readings.
All test forms are designed in a similar fashion so once you learn how to use
one you shouldn't have any problems using all of them.
We will be using the "Outputs" test to explain the various elements
of the test forms.
At the top of each form you will see a clear title of the test you are conducting
and right below the equipment name and location.
Other available tests list
Some pages may have a drop down list labeled "Other available tests",
this menu allows you to quickly jump to other test pages available for that particular
type of equipment.
Every form contains a small "Help" button that links to a detailed
technical explanation about the test.
In the right corner you will see the colour chart for Suspension and Remedial
values. Once you submit your reading the system will automatically check against
the baselines and if necessary highlight the values in relevant colours.
All input fields are clearly marked with the type of reading that you should
e.g. Dose Reading > 60 KVP > 32mAs
Most input fields will only accept numeric values and you will receive a warning
if you try to insert text.
The "Date" drop down list will only show dates that are not already
on the system preventing you from accidentally duplicating entries.
Above the Date drop down list you will find the "Year" option, clicking
the arrows will bring entries from previous years. XRQA has no limitation on
how far back you can go.
Once you have filled the form click the "Add" button to insert the
data in the XRQA database.
Under the input fields you will see a table of values in date order. If any of
the values are within Suspension or Remedial levels they will be highlighted
in corresponding colours.
If you have made a mistake or need to add more data you simply click on the corresponding
line in the data list and once you have finished click the "Update" button.
If a data type has a graph it will be shown with an icon under the data list.
The graph page will show the change in readings over a period of time. Click
the "Back" button above the graph to get back to your test form.
At the bottom of the form you can see the Baseline values, these values are initially
set by XRQA system and you should change them to the values that are appropriate
to your equipment.
Please not that changing the baseline values will affect all past entries.