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Computer System For Film Repeat Analysis
Author(s): R. Gilbert Jost; Stephen S. Rodewald; Rexford L. Hill; Thomas Hanson; Sharon Albertina; Armand Diaz; Ronald G. Evens
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Paper Abstract

A key measure of any radiology department's efficiency in performing examinations is its percentage of repeated films. In reliably obtaining high-quality films, some percentage of repeats is certain to occur. Human error and equipment malfunction can never be eliminated. Poor patient positioning, patient movement, film artifacts, exposure problems, and processing problems are only some of the reasons for performing a certain view more than once. But keeping this repeat percentage to a minimum should enable the department to use less staff time and fewer films, and help ensure that patients wait a shorter time and receive less radiation exposure. In this way, reducing repeats should both lower the cost and improve the quality of patient care.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 December 1982
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 0347, Application of Optical Instrumentation in Medicine X, (29 December 1982); doi: 10.1117/12.933838
Show Author Affiliations
R. Gilbert Jost, Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology (United States)
Stephen S. Rodewald, Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology (United States)
Rexford L. Hill, Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology (United States)
Thomas Hanson, Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology (United States)
Sharon Albertina, Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology (United States)
Armand Diaz, Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology (United States)
Ronald G. Evens, Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0347:
Application of Optical Instrumentation in Medicine X
Gary D. Fullerton; James A. Mulvaney; Arthur G. Haus; William S. Properzio, Editor(s)

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