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Directed and nondirected AP chest in the ICU: potential added value with electronic systems
Author(s): David Gur; William H. Straub; Rhett H. Lieberman; Rose C. Gennari; Carl R. Fuhrman; Jules H. Sumkin
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Paper Abstract

The ratio of significant findings to `no significant change' on AP chest x-rays in the ICU environment has been investigated. We reviewed 2,162 cases in seven of our ICUs as a function of type of ICU and acquisition time. The results of this preliminary study clearly indicate that the ratio of significant observations per procedure which may have an impact on patient management increases significantly in the `non-morning round.'

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 September 1993
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 1899, Medical Imaging 1993: PACS Design and Evaluation, (8 September 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.152914
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David Gur, Univ. of Pittsburgh (United States)
William H. Straub, Univ. of Pittsburgh (United States)
Rhett H. Lieberman, Univ. of Pittsburgh (United States)
Rose C. Gennari, Univ. of Pittsburgh (United States)
Carl R. Fuhrman, Univ. of Pittsburgh (United States)
Jules H. Sumkin, Univ. of Pittsburgh (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1899:
Medical Imaging 1993: PACS Design and Evaluation
R. Gilbert Jost, Editor(s)

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