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Time comparison of intensive care units with and without digital viewing systems.

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Humphrey, LM; Fitzpatrick, K; Atallah, N; Ravin, CE
Published in: J Digit Imaging
February 1993

As hospital radiology departments and intensive care units (ICUs) make plans to use or expand the usage of digital data outside of the radiology department, the need to assess the requirements of the potential recipients in the ICUs has become more important. The present operations in an ICU that uses digital viewing instead of film has been compared with a unit that does not. The difference in time between x-ray exposure and final image viewing was determined in both settings and compared. In this preliminary study, significant differences were found between the two units. The odds of having examination results actually accessed by the ordering physician in an hour or less were 9.5 times greater for the unit with digital viewing capability than for the one without it.

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J Digit Imaging

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ISSN

0897-1889

Publication Date

February 1993

Volume

6

Issue

1

Start / End Page

37 / 41

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Time Factors
  • Radiology Information Systems
  • Radiology Department, Hospital
  • Radiographic Image Enhancement
  • Nuclear Medicine & Medical Imaging
  • Intensive Care Units
  • Humans
  • Coronary Care Units
  • 1103 Clinical Sciences
 

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Humphrey, L. M., Fitzpatrick, K., Atallah, N., & Ravin, C. E. (1993). Time comparison of intensive care units with and without digital viewing systems. J Digit Imaging, 6(1), 37–41. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF03168416
Humphrey, L. M., K. Fitzpatrick, N. Atallah, and C. E. Ravin. “Time comparison of intensive care units with and without digital viewing systems.J Digit Imaging 6, no. 1 (February 1993): 37–41. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF03168416.
Humphrey LM, Fitzpatrick K, Atallah N, Ravin CE. Time comparison of intensive care units with and without digital viewing systems. J Digit Imaging. 1993 Feb;6(1):37–41.
Humphrey, L. M., et al. “Time comparison of intensive care units with and without digital viewing systems.J Digit Imaging, vol. 6, no. 1, Feb. 1993, pp. 37–41. Pubmed, doi:10.1007/BF03168416.
Humphrey LM, Fitzpatrick K, Atallah N, Ravin CE. Time comparison of intensive care units with and without digital viewing systems. J Digit Imaging. 1993 Feb;6(1):37–41.
Journal cover image

Published In

J Digit Imaging

DOI

ISSN

0897-1889

Publication Date

February 1993

Volume

6

Issue

1

Start / End Page

37 / 41

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Time Factors
  • Radiology Information Systems
  • Radiology Department, Hospital
  • Radiographic Image Enhancement
  • Nuclear Medicine & Medical Imaging
  • Intensive Care Units
  • Humans
  • Coronary Care Units
  • 1103 Clinical Sciences