Navigation Links
Study finds problems with reviewing medical images from portable media
Date:1/3/2011

Radiologists and referring clinicians frequently use portable media (CDs, DVDs) to review patient medical images acquired at outside imaging centers, including magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computed tomography (CT) scans, but issues regarding access, importability, and viewing of these portable media exist, according to a study in the January issue of the Journal of the American College of Radiology (www.jacr.org).

"Because of the multitude of user interface software applications, file formats, hardware configurations, security settings, and types of media in use today, review of outside medical imaging delivered on portable media may be a burdensome or problematic venture in many instances, to radiologists and to clinicians from other specialties," said Katarzyna J. Macura, MD, PhD, author of the study. "Our study looks at current practices for portable media use for medical imaging in both academic and nonacademic radiology departments in the United States," said Macura.

Researchers from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD, reviewed a nonrandom sample, 22-question survey, of members of the Association of Administrators in Academic Radiology, the Association for Medical Imaging Management, and the University HealthSystem Consortium. Questions were grouped by media production and media viewing practices.

One hundred and two individual responses to the survey were reviewed. Three main problem areas regarding portable media were found: (1) access, (2) importability, and (3) viewing issues. Noncompliance with the Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) standard and/or corresponding Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE) profile, and a lack of knowledge about compliance were also found to be major issues in the study.

"Problems in any of the areas identified delay delivery of appropriate clinical or surgical care and could potentially have a detrimental effect on patient outcomes. To avoid this, radiology practices should routinely generate only media compliant with Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) and Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE) Portable Data for Imaging (PDI) and should test for compliance regularly," said Macura.


'/>"/>

Contact: Heather Curry
703-390-9822
American College of Radiology / American Roentgen Ray Society
Source:Eurekalert

Related medicine news :

1. Despite Treatment, Employees with Depression Generate Higher Absentee Costs, According to Thomson Reuters Study
2. American Council on Exercise (ACE) Study Reveals Kettlebells Provide Powerful Workout in Short Amount of Time
3. TV drama can be more persuasive than news program, study finds
4. Study carried out into biological risks of eating reptiles
5. Neuroimaging study may pave way for effective Alzheimers treatments
6. Study finds racial gaps continue in heart disease awareness
7. Luth Researchs IndicatorEDG(TM) Study Finds Americans Hopes of Achieving Their Dreams Are Fading
8. First blinded study of venous insufficiency prevalence in MS shows promising results
9. Soothing infants with food focus of childhood obesity study
10. People with anxiety disorder less able to regulate response to negative emotions, study shows
11. American Heart Association Rapid Access Journal Report: Study Finds Racial Gaps Continue in Heart Disease Awareness, Low Knowledge of Heart Attack Warning Signs Among Women
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/18/2017)... ... August 18, 2017 , ... Goss & Associates ... residential and commercial clients in the greater Houston region, is helping locally recognized ... the fight against cancer. , Founded by Tony and Amber Bender after losing ...
(Date:8/18/2017)... , ... August 18, 2017 , ... Yisrayl Hawkins, Pastor and Overseer at The House ... will lift the veil on false teachings pertaining to the mother of the Savior whom ... you see a far different picture of the role of this historical woman. , ...
(Date:8/18/2017)... ... August 18, 2017 , ... “Our Mountains to Climb: A Journey ... couple that grew stronger together through the faith they shared to overcome struggles in ... the creation of published author, Barbara J. Corcoran, a retired teacher and happily married ...
(Date:8/18/2017)... ... ... “Depressed: Super Heroes of the Bible”: a gripping and potent text that ... these tales may have on the reader’s life. “Depressed: Super Heroes of the Bible” ... spends much of her time enjoying nature and her family in West Virginia. ...
(Date:8/18/2017)... ... ... “Steve the Snake”: an entertaining and moral-based short story about an unkind snake ... Flash Haskins Jr., a husband, father and grandfather who served as a U.S. Marine, ... short stories for children and teens. My goal is to teach kids to use ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:8/18/2017)... , Aug. 18, 2017  Nortis today announced the ... funding for the third year of a Small Business ... National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS).?  ... Nortis ParVivo ... ...
(Date:8/17/2017)... 2017 MJAC2017 , the premier cannabis event ... today reveals its leading lineup. MJAC2017 ... cannabis innovator specializing in the development of pharmaceutical and consumer ... Rambridge™ and The Green Organic Dutchman are gold sponsors for ... silver sponsors. ...
(Date:8/17/2017)... DarioHealth Corp. (NASDAQ: DRIO), a leading ... big data solutions, announced today that it has ... investors for the sale of shares of the ... newly designated Series B Convertible Preferred Stock in ... conduct a closing with respect to the offerings ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: