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

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    David H. Foos
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    Corresponding author. Carestream Health Inc., 1049 Ridge Road W., Rochester, NY 14615, USA. Tel.: +1 585 627 8416; fax: +1 585 627 8805.
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    Carestream Health Inc., Rochester, NY 14615, USA
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    2 Contributions: Manuscript preparation, experimental design, statistical analysis.
    David F. Yankelevitz
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    Department of Radiology, Mount Sinai Medical Center, Box 1234, New York, NY 10029, USA
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    3 Contributions: Software development, data collection and integrity, manuscript review.
    Xiaohui Wang
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    Carestream Health Inc., Rochester, NY 14615, USA
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    4 Contributions: Reader, manuscript review.
    David Berlin
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    Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY 10021, USA
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    Dana Zappetti
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    Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY 10021, USA
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    Matthew Cham
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    Department of Radiology, Mount Sinai Medical Center, Box 1234, New York, NY 10029, USA
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    Abraham Sanders
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    Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY 10021, USA
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    Katherine Novak Parker
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    Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY 10021, USA
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    5 Contributions: Project conceptualization, statistical experiment design, manuscript review.
    Claudia I. Henschke
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    Department of Radiology, Mount Sinai Medical Center, Box 1234, New York, NY 10029, USA
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    1 Contributions: Principle manuscript preparation, data collection and integrity, statistical analysis.
    2 Contributions: Manuscript preparation, experimental design, statistical analysis.
    3 Contributions: Software development, data collection and integrity, manuscript review.
    4 Contributions: Reader, manuscript review.
    5 Contributions: Project conceptualization, statistical experiment design, manuscript review.
Published:November 15, 2010DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.clinimag.2010.10.003

      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.

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