Patterns of use and satisfaction with a university-based teleradiology system

Elizabeth A. Krupinski, Kevin McNeill, Theron W. Ovitt, Steve Alden, Mike Holcomb

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Abstract

The Radiology Department at the University of Arizona has been operating a teleradiology program for almost 2 years. The goal of this project was to characterize the types of cases reviewed, to assess radiologists' satisfaction with the program, and to examine case turnaround times. On average, about 50 teleradiology cases are interpreted each month. Computed tomography (CT) cases are the most common type of case, constituting 65% of the total case volume. Average turnaround time (to generate a `wet read' once a case is received) is about 1.3 hours. Image quality was rated as generally good to excellent, and the user interface as generally good. Radiologists' confidence in their diagnostic decisions is about the same as reading films in the clinical environment. The most common reason for not being able to read teleradiology images is poor image quality, followed by lack of clinical history and not enough images.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)166-167
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Digital Imaging
Volume12
Issue number2 SUPPL. 1
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1999
EventProceedings of the 1999 16th Symposium for Computer Applications in Radiology (SCAR 99) 'PACS: Performance Improvement in Radiology' - Houston, TX, USA
Duration: May 6 1999May 9 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Computer Science Applications

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