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1 August 1990 Subjective perceptions of and attitudes toward primary interpretation of x-ray images in a PACS environment
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As part of a multi-project program, we are conducting a number of studies on the implementation and use of digital radiology in the modern radiology environment. In several of our completed studies, 10 participating radiologists have each been asked to view and interpret 300 or more posteroanterior chest cases, presented on both conventional film and on a high-resolution workstation. Because we believe that radiologists' subjective acceptance of new uses of the digital modalities is important if these techniques are to be more widely utilized, we administered a comprehensive questionnaire to these radiologists to examine their attitudes regarding use of the workstation vs use of film. General adjustment to the digitial modality, personal comfort levels, and perceptions about time required for and resulting accuracy of readings, as well as advantages and disadvantages of the digital system were examined. In general, the radiologists in this study felt slightly less comfortable using the workstation than using film, although they found adjustment to the workstation to be fairly easy. The most important advantage of the workstation was thought to be the ability to control contrast and brightness; the most important disadvantage, that interpreting from the workstation was more tiring than interpreting from conventional film when comparable numbers of images (50) were interpreted in a single reading session.
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Cynthia A. Britton M.D., Jules H. Sumkin M.D., Hugh D. Curtin, Ronald J. Hoy, Ellen K. Tabor, Maria A. Costa-Greco, Rose C. Gennari, and Elizabeth A. Eelkema "Subjective perceptions of and attitudes toward primary interpretation of x-ray images in a PACS environment", Proc. SPIE 1234, Medical Imaging IV: PACS Systems Design and Evaluation, (1 August 1990);


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