A technology for automatically obtaining patient photographs along with portable radiographs was implemented clinically at a large academic hospital. This article highlights several cases in which image-related clinical context, provided by the patient photographs, provided quality control information regarding patient identification, laterality, or position and assisted the radiologist with the interpretation. The information in the photographs can easily minimize unnecessary calls to the patient’s nursing staff for clarifications and can lead to new methods of physically assessing patients.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging