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

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Catheters, Indwelling
  • Chest Tubes
  • Image Enhancement
  • Intensive Care Units
  • Radiography, Thoracic

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.

publication date

  • September 2011

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.clinimag.2010.10.003

PubMed ID

  • 21872123

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 346

end page

  • 52

volume

  • 35

number

  • 5