1 July 1992 Time comparison of ICUs with and without digital viewing systems
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As hospital radiology departments and ICUs make plans to use or expand the usage of digital data outside of radiology, the need to assess the requirements of the potential recipients in the ICUs has become more important. The present operations in an intensive care unit that uses digital viewing instead of film has been compared with a unit that does not. The difference in time between X-ray exposure and final image viewing was determined in both settings and compared. In this preliminary study significant differences were found between the two units. The odds of having exam results actually accessed by the ordering physician in an hour or less were 91/2 times greater for the unit with digital viewing capability than for the one without it.
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Louis M. Humphrey, Kevin Fitzpatrick, Natasha Atallah, and Carl E. Ravin "Time comparison of ICUs with and without digital viewing systems", Proc. SPIE 1654, Medical Imaging VI: PACS Design and Evaluation, (1 July 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.60292; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.60292

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