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Workflow comparison of DR- and screen-film-dedicated chest systems
Author(s): Katherine P. Andriole; David M. Luth; Robert G. Gould
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Paper Abstract

In a medical center performing an average of 50 upright chest examinations per day, a digital radiography dedicated chest device (General Electric) was compared to a conventional screen-film dedicated chest unit (Picker), in terms of workflow, technologist productivity, and overall speed-of-service from examination ordering to interpretation available. An assessment of ease-of-use and workflow of each device was collected via a technologist opinion survey. Productivity was measured as the rate of patient throughput from normalized timing studies. Measurements were made throughout a typical workday and workweek covering periods of constant as well as spurious activity.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 August 2001
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 4323, Medical Imaging 2001: PACS and Integrated Medical Information Systems: Design and Evaluation, (7 August 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.435477
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Katherine P. Andriole, Univ. of California/San Francisco (United States)
David M. Luth, Univ. of California/San Francisco (United States)
Robert G. Gould, Univ. of California/San Francisco (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4323:
Medical Imaging 2001: PACS and Integrated Medical Information Systems: Design and Evaluation
Eliot L. Siegel; H. K. Huang, Editor(s)

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