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Daniele Giansanti
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January 6, 2017: Telemedicine Journal and E-health: the Official Journal of the American Telemedicine Association
Leonardo Francisco Provedel, Bruna Natália Alves da Silva Pimentel, Tarcísio Martins de Jesus, Ana Paula Souza Lacerda, Izabel Regina Fischer Rubira-Bullen, Viviane Almeida Sarmento
This study aimed to evaluate the accuracy of panoramic radiographs obtained by digital system based on charge coupled device (CCD) and a phosphor storage plate (PSP) system with two different file formats, JPEG irreversible type and BMP. Linear measurements of artificial bony defects were made in dry mandibles with a digital caliper. Measures of digital panoramic radiographs were taken in ImageJ(r) software. Each measurement was performed twice by an experienced examiner. The intra-rater agreement was considered very strong (Pearson's correlation coefficient of 0...
October 2016: Brazilian Dental Journal
Tarek N Hanna, Haris Shekhani, Christine Lamoureux, Hanna Mar, Refky Nicola, Clint Sliker, Jamlik-Omari Johnson
PURPOSE: To assess the practice environment of emergency radiologists with a focus on schedule, job satisfaction, and self-perception of health, wellness, and diagnostic accuracy. METHODS: A survey drawing from prior radiology and health care shift-work literature was distributed via e-mail to national societies, teleradiology groups, and private practices. The survey remained open for 4 weeks in 2016, with one reminder. Data were analyzed using hypothesis testing and logistic regression modeling...
December 4, 2016: Journal of the American College of Radiology: JACR
Anjali Agrawal, D B Koundinya, Jayadeepa Srinivas Raju, Anurag Agrawal, Arjun Kalyanpur
PURPOSE: Emergency radiology requires rapid and accurate interpretation of imaging examinations. Missed findings may lead to adverse outcomes. Double reporting may be used to minimize errors. Limited contemporaneous double reporting may be most efficient and cost-effective, but no data exists. This study is intended to examine the benefits of double reading and identify examinations where this would be most useful. METHODS: In this study, dual reporting was conducted in a parallel reading environment in a teleradiology practice for 3779 radiological procedures performed at two radiology centers in the USA over a period of 4 months...
November 18, 2016: Emergency Radiology
Jie Yang, Christos Angelopoulos, Sanjay Mallya, Hui Liang, Thomas Deahl, Rumpa Ganguly, Aruna Ramesh, Vijay Parashar, Gail Williamson, Robert Cederberg
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October 2016: Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology
Rashid L Bashshur, Elizabeth A Krupinski, James H Thrall, Noura Bashshur
INTRODUCTION: Radiology was founded on a technological discovery by Wilhelm Roentgen in 1895. Teleradiology also had its roots in technology dating back to 1947 with the successful transmission of radiographic images through telephone lines. Diagnostic radiology has become the eye of medicine in terms of diagnosing and treating injury and disease. This article documents the empirical foundations of teleradiology. METHODS: A selective review of the credible literature during the past decade (2005-2015) was conducted, using robust research design and adequate sample size as criteria for inclusion...
November 2016: Telemedicine Journal and E-health: the Official Journal of the American Telemedicine Association
Ido Stahl, Daniel Dreyfuss, Dror Ofir, Lior Merom, Michael Raichel, Nir Hous, Doron Norman, Elias Haddad
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Timely interpretation of computed tomography (CT) scans is of paramount importance in diagnosing and managing spinal column fractures, which can be devastating. Out-of-hospital, on-call spine surgeons are often asked to evaluate CT scans of patients who have sustained trauma to the thoracolumbar spine to make diagnosis and to determine the appropriate course of urgent treatment. Capturing radiographic scans and video clips from computer screens and sending them as instant messages have become common means of communication between physicians, aiding in triaging and transfer decision-making in orthopedic and neurosurgical emergencies...
August 16, 2016: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
Miki Akiyama, Byung-Kwang Yoo
OBJECTIVES: There is no systematic review on economic evaluations of telemedicine in Japan, despite over 1000 trials implemented. Our systematic review aims to examine whether Japan's telemedicine is cost-saving or cost-effective, examine the methodological rigorousness of the economic evaluations, and discuss future studies needed to improve telemedicine's financial sustainability. METHODS: We searched five databases, including two Japanese databases, to find peer-reviewed articles published between January 1, 2000 and December 31, 2014 in English and Japanese that performed economic evaluations of Japan's telemedicine programs...
July 2016: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, Yebang Ŭihakhoe Chi
Chander Sm Mohan
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April 2016: Indian Journal of Radiology & Imaging
J P Agrawal, B J Erickson, C E Kahn
The science and applications of informatics in medical imaging have advanced dramatically in the past 25 years. This article provides a selective overview of key developments in medical imaging informatics. Advances in standards and technologies for compression and transmission of digital images have enabled Picture Archiving and Communications Systems (PACS) and teleradiology. Research in speech recognition, structured reporting, ontologies, and natural language processing has improved the ability to generate and analyze the reports of imaging procedures...
June 30, 2016: Yearbook of Medical Informatics
Constantinos S Mammas, George Saatsakis, Loukia Poulou, Panagiotis Toulas, Demetrios Chasiakos
The pre-grafting Tele-Radiological (TRE) evaluation of the Uterus Graft (UG) on Telemedicine Systems, in Uterus Transplant (UT) is studied by diagnostic sensitivity-specificity analysis based on simulation of TRE of the UG on 10 MR sets of female pelvic digital images by two radiologists, assessing a. The vascular variations of the grafts, and b. The inflammatory and neoplastic lesions of the UG. The pre-grafting TRE of the UG showed: a. Diagnostic unreliability for vascular variations, b. A high diagnostic reliability for inflammatory and neoplastic diseases of the UG (100%), making the MRI based TRE of the UG in UT, feasible and highly reliable for the remote pre-grafting diagnosis of UG pathologic lesions, but unreliable for integrated vascular anatomic and pathologic UG remote evaluation for pre-grafting and pre-transplant decision support and planning...
2016: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
Ali Jassem Buabbas, Dawood Ameer Al-Shamali, Prem Sharma, Salwa Haidar, Hamza Al-Shawaf
BACKGROUND: Picture archiving and communication system (PACS) is a well-known imaging informatics application in health care organizations, specifically designed for the radiology department. Health care providers have exhibited willingness toward evaluating PACS in hospitals to ascertain the critical success and failure of the technology, considering that evaluation is a basic requirement. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed at evaluating the success of a PACS in a regional teaching hospital of Kuwait, from users' perspectives, using information systems success criteria...
2016: JMIR Medical Informatics
Lilac Al-Safadi
This study describes the design of a real-time interactive multimedia teleradiology system and assesses how the system is used by referring physicians in point-of-care situations and supports or hinders aspects of physician-radiologist interaction. We developed a real-time multimedia teleradiology management system that automates the transfer of images and radiologists' reports and surveyed physicians to triangulate the findings and to verify the realism and results of the experiment. The web-based survey was delivered to 150 physicians from a range of specialties...
2016: BioMed Research International
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With recent developments of teleradiology technology and services, it has become necessary to better evaluate its extent and use among different countries in Europe. With this goal in mind, the ESR launched two specific surveys intended to gather the current state of adoption and implementation of teleradiology in clinical practice. A special focus on differentiating between insourcing teleradiology services among partners of the same organisation and outsourcing to external services was an essential part of the design of these surveys...
August 2016: Insights Into Imaging
Francesca Coppola, Corrado Bibbolino, Roberto Grassi, Luisa Pierotti, Roberto Silverio, Francesco Lassandro, Emanuele Neri, Daniele Regge
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study is to present the results of the Italian survey on teleradiology (TR). METHODS: Two radiologists created an online electronic survey using the Survey Monkey web-based tool. The questionnaire was then improved by suggestions from a multidisciplinary group of experts. In its final form, the survey consisted of 19 multiple-choice questions. Space was left below each question for participants to add their personal comments. Members of Italian Society of Medical Radiology (SIRM) were given 2 weeks to perform the survey...
August 2016: La Radiologia Medica
Justin J J Watson, Alexis Moren, Brian Diggs, Ben Houser, Lynn Eastes, Dawn Brand, Pamela Bilyeu, Martin Schreiber, Laszlo Kiraly
BACKGROUND: Trauma transfer patients routinely undergo repeat imaging because of inefficiencies within the radiology system. In 2009, the virtual private network (VPN) telemedicine system was adopted throughout Oregon allowing virtual image transfer between hospitals. The startup cost was a nominal $3,000 per hospital. METHODS: A retrospective review from 2007 to 2012 included 400 randomly selected adult trauma transfer patients based on a power analysis (200 pre/200 post)...
May 2016: American Journal of Surgery
Eriksson J Melício Monteiro, Carlos Costa, José L Oliveira
BACKGROUND: Telemedicine has been promoted by healthcare professionals as an efficient way to obtain remote assistance from specialised centres, to get a second opinion about complex diagnosis or even to share knowledge among practitioners. The current economic restrictions in many countries are increasing the demand for these solutions even more, in order to optimize processes and reduce costs. However, despite some technological solutions already in place, their adoption has been hindered by the lack of usability, especially in the set-up process...
May 17, 2016: Methods of Information in Medicine
Jac J W M Jacobs, Rianne Ekkelboom, Jan P A M Jacobs, Thys van der Molen, Robbert Sanderman
BACKGROUND: Accessibility to secondary health services is not always easy for patients who live at a great distance of hospital. In these circumstances, transferring diagnostic tools and treatment options to primary care could prove beneficial for patients. To do so, the quality of medical care and the costs and benefits of the approach need to be assessed. However, the patient perspective is equally important, offering important insights. METHODS: In a cross-sectional study we investigate the satisfaction of patients toward a new teleradiology facility offered a general practice on Ameland, an island in the Netherlands...
February 10, 2016: BMC Family Practice
Gran Badshah, Siau-Chuin Liew, Jasni Mohamad Zain, Mushtaq Ali
The open accessibility of Internet-based medical images in teleradialogy face security threats due to the nonsecured communication media. This paper discusses the spatial domain watermarking of ultrasound medical images for content authentication, tamper detection, and lossless recovery. For this purpose, the image is divided into two main parts, the region of interest (ROI) and region of noninterest (RONI). The defined ROI and its hash value are combined as watermark, lossless compressed, and embedded into the RONI part of images at pixel's least significant bits (LSBs)...
January 2016: Journal of Medical Imaging
B Böckmann
The increasing availability of mobile devices and corresponding applications, both for providers and patients, often leads to speculation that mHealth, as the combination of mobile devices and health services is often called, would revolutionize the use of information technology (IT) in healthcare. On the other hand users, providers and operators providing such solutions are often confronted with completely new challenges. This article assesses the options and potential of mHealth and also takes a critical look at potential obstacles...
April 2016: Der Radiologe
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