7 August 2001 Workflow comparison of DR- and screen-film-dedicated chest systems
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Abstract
In a medical center performing an average of 50 upright chest examinations per day, a digital radiography dedicated chest device (General Electric) was compared to a conventional screen-film dedicated chest unit (Picker), in terms of workflow, technologist productivity, and overall speed-of-service from examination ordering to interpretation available. An assessment of ease-of-use and workflow of each device was collected via a technologist opinion survey. Productivity was measured as the rate of patient throughput from normalized timing studies. Measurements were made throughout a typical workday and workweek covering periods of constant as well as spurious activity.
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Katherine P. Andriole, David M. Luth, Robert G. Gould, "Workflow comparison of DR- and screen-film-dedicated chest systems", Proc. SPIE 4323, Medical Imaging 2001: PACS and Integrated Medical Information Systems: Design and Evaluation, (7 August 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.435477; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.435477
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