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The Effect Of CT Reconstruction Time Upon Patient Throughput In A University Setting
Author(s): Richard L. Morin; Diane Munsinger
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Paper Abstract

This study was undertaken to assess the effect of reconstruction time upon computed tomography (CT) patient throughput. Time studies were performed to analyze patient throughput and the distribution of examination time on a Pfizer 0450 and a Siemens DR3 CT scanners. Analyses were performed for both head and body examinations. An overall reduction in examination time of about 32% was observed for the DR3, owing primarily to the nearly instant image reconstruction available on this scanner. Our initial time study on the 0450 scanner proved to be useful in predicting the increase in patient throughput on the DR3. Hence the time study approach was felt to be valuable in both its predictive use as well as a tool to analyze current operating characteristics.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 September 1985
PDF: 2 pages
Proc. SPIE 0555, Medical Imaging and Instrumentation '85, (19 September 1985); doi: 10.1117/12.949495
Show Author Affiliations
Richard L. Morin, University of Minnesota (United States)
Diane Munsinger, University of Minnesota (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0555:
Medical Imaging and Instrumentation '85
James A. Mulvaney, Editor(s)

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