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Fiber optic video monitoring system for remote CT/MR scanners clinically accepted
Author(s): Raymond Harvey Tecotzky; Todd M. Bazzill; Sandra Lee Eldredge; James Tagawa; James W. Sayre
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Paper Abstract

With the proliferation of CT travel to distant scanners to review images before their patients can be released. We designed a fiber-optic broadband video system to transmit images from seven scanner consoles to fourteen remote monitoring stations in real time. This system has been used clinically by radiologists for over one years. We designed and conducted a user survey to categorize the levels of system use by section (Chest, GI, GU, Bone, Neuro, Peds, etc.), to measure operational utilization and acceptance of the system into the clinical environment, to clarify the system''s importance as a clinical tool for saving radiologists travel-time to distant CT the system''s performance and limitations as a diagnostic tool. The study was administered directly to radiologists using a printed survey form. The results of the survey''s compiled data show a high percentage of system usage by a wide spectrum of radiologists. Clearly, this system has been accepted into the clinical environment as a highly valued diagnostic tool in terms of time savings and functional flexibility.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 July 1992
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 1654, Medical Imaging VI: PACS Design and Evaluation, (1 July 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.60291
Show Author Affiliations
Raymond Harvey Tecotzky, UCLA School of Medicine (United States)
Todd M. Bazzill, UCLA School of Medicine (United States)
Sandra Lee Eldredge, UCLA School of Medicine (United States)
James Tagawa, UCLA School of Medicine (United States)
James W. Sayre, UCLA School of Medicine (United States)

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

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