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Radiologists' acceptance of teleradiology: responses to surveys in 1990 and 1994
Author(s): Peter E. Shile; Jeffrey A. Friedland; Anthony J. Wilson
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents the results of surveys that were performed in 1990 and 1994 to assess radiologists' use and opinions of teleradiology. In the time between the two surveys, teleradiology use increased from 30% to 42% of surveyed radiologists. Practices using teleradiology tended to have more radiologists within the group and cover more locations than practices that did not. A number of reasons were cited for not using teleradiology. In 1990, some radiologists did not use teleradiology due to the objections of hospital administrators and/or referring physicians. This reason was not given in the 1994 survey. Eighty percent of users used teleradiology for on-call exams in both years. In each year, just over 50% of users also used teleradiology for the remote, daytime interpretation of exams. Computed tomography was the most common remotely interpreted exam modality in both years. Teleradiology use for remote interpretation of ultrasound, plain film, nuclear medicine and magnetic resonance images increased considerably in the time between the two surveys. By the time of the second survey, image quality was acceptable for all modalities except plain film. Use of laser film digitizers, frame-grabber boards and direct digital acquisition increased between 1990 and 1994.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 May 1995
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 2435, Medical Imaging 1995: PACS Design and Evaluation: Engineering and Clinical Issues, (12 May 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.208774
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Peter E. Shile, Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology/Washington Univ. School of Medicine (United States)
Jeffrey A. Friedland, Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology/Washington Univ. School of Medicine (United States)
Anthony J. Wilson, Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology/Washington Univ. School of Medicine (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2435:
Medical Imaging 1995: PACS Design and Evaluation: Engineering and Clinical Issues
R. Gilbert Jost; Samuel J. Dwyer, Editor(s)

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