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29 December 1982 Computer System For Film Repeat Analysis
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Proceedings Volume 0347, Application of Optical Instrumentation in Medicine X; (1982)
Event: Application of Optical Instrumentation in Medicine X, 1982, New Orleans, United States
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.
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R. Gilbert Jost, Stephen S. Rodewald, Rexford L. Hill, Thomas Hanson, Sharon Albertina, Armand Diaz, and Ronald G. Evens "Computer System For Film Repeat Analysis", Proc. SPIE 0347, Application of Optical Instrumentation in Medicine X, (29 December 1982);

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