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Time comparison of ICUs with and without digital viewing systems
Author(s): Louis M. Humphrey; Kevin Fitzpatrick; Natasha Atallah; Carl E. Ravin
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Paper Abstract

As hospital radiology departments and ICUs make plans to use or expand the usage of digital data outside of radiology, the need to assess the requirements of the potential recipients in the ICUs has become more important. The present operations in an intensive care unit that uses digital viewing instead of film has been compared with a unit that does not. The difference in time between X-ray exposure and final image viewing was determined in both settings and compared. In this preliminary study significant differences were found between the two units. The odds of having exam results actually accessed by the ordering physician in an hour or less were 91/2 times greater for the unit with digital viewing capability than for the one without it.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 July 1992
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 1654, Medical Imaging VI: PACS Design and Evaluation, (1 July 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.60292
Show Author Affiliations
Louis M. Humphrey, Duke Univ. Medical Ctr. (United States)
Kevin Fitzpatrick, Duke Univ. Medical Ctr. (United States)
Natasha Atallah, Duke Univ. Medical Ctr. (United States)
Carl E. Ravin, Duke Univ. Medical Ctr. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1654:
Medical Imaging VI: PACS Design and Evaluation
R. Gilbert Jost, Editor(s)

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