Improved visualization of tubes and lines in portable intensive care unit radiographs: A study comparing a new approach to the standard approach

David H. Foos, David F. Yankelevitz, Xiaohui Wang, David Berlin, Dana Zappetti, Matthew Cham, Abraham Sanders, Katherine Novak Parker, Claudia I. Henschke

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Abstract

Tube and line interpretation in portable chest radiographs was assessed using a new visualization method. When using the new method, radiologists' interpretation time was reduced by 30% vs. standard modality processing and window and level (23 vs. 33 s). For pulmonary ICU physicians, reading time was essentially unchanged. There was more than a 50% reduction in the use of inferential language in the dictation for both reader groups when using the new method, suggesting greater interpretation confidence.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)346-352
Number of pages7
JournalClinical Imaging
Volume35
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2011

Keywords

  • CR
  • Chest x-ray
  • Computed radiography
  • ICU
  • Image processing
  • Intensive care unit

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