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Observational Assessment Of Field Trial Site For The Implementation Of A PACS Network
Author(s): Marjorie A. Coristine; Jo W. Tombaugh; Richard F. Dillon
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Paper Abstract

In building an integrated radiological information system (IRIS) and preparing for field trials at a large hospital, it was necessary to consider the working conventions and needs of radiologists and clinicians. It was also necessary to analyse the current practices involved in the requesting, reading, and reporting of x-rays. Because IRIS is designed to be a mechanism for effective consultations, an understanding of the conventions and nature of x-ray related consultations was also needed. In order to gain this understanding, two observational studies were conducted. The first addressed issues of x-ray related behavior in the emergency department, and the second assessed the task requirements of radiologists when reporting x-rays or consulting with other physicians about x-rays. These findings had major implications for the design of IRIS and for conducting the field trials.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 May 1989
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 1093, Medical Imaging III: PACS System Design and Evaluation, (25 May 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.953353
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Marjorie A. Coristine, Carleton University (Canada)
Jo W. Tombaugh, Carleton University (Canada)
Richard F. Dillon, Carleton University (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1093:
Medical Imaging III: PACS System Design and Evaluation
Samuel J. Dwyer; R. Gilbert Jost; Roger H. Schneider, Editor(s)

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