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Comparative evaluation of reporting analog films versus digital image using IRIS
Author(s): S. Millward; Shawn Currie; Garry Belanger; Marjorie Coristine; Jo W. Tombaugh
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Paper Abstract

A controlled experiment which simulated the standard reporting practices used by radiologists was performed on IRIS to (1) assess the quality of reporting using digital images and (2) evaluate the use of enhancement tools. Reports generated by 5 experienced radiologists using IRIS were compared to reports generated by the same radiologists using analog films on the same emergency department cases at least seven months earlier. In 100 cases, nine findings were missed using IRIS and 14 new findings were identified using IRIS. To make diagnoses, enhancements which caused the image to be darker and increased contrast were most frequently used. There was no systematic relationship between the enhancement tools used and different types of cases.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 July 1990
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 1232, Medical Imaging IV: Image Capture and Display, (1 July 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.18836
Show Author Affiliations
S. Millward, Ottawa Civic Hospital (Canada)
Shawn Currie, Carleton Univ. (Canada)
Garry Belanger, Ottawa Civic Hospital (Canada)
Marjorie Coristine, Carleton Univ. (Canada)
Jo W. Tombaugh, Carleton Univ. (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1232:
Medical Imaging IV: Image Capture and Display
Yongmin Kim, Editor(s)

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