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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914430/position-paper-recommendations-for-a-digital-mammography-quality-assurance-program%C3%A2-v4-0
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J C P Heggie, P Barnes, L Cartwright, J Diffey, J Tse, J Herley, I D McLean, F J Thomson, R K Grewal, L T Collins
In 2001 the ACPSEM published a position paper on quality assurance in screen film mammography which was subsequently adopted as a basis for the quality assurance programs of both the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (RANZCR) and of BreastScreen Australia. Since then the clinical implementation of digital mammography has been realised and it has become evident that existing screen-film protocols were not appropriate to assure the required image quality needed for reliable diagnosis or to address the new dose implications resulting from digital technology...
September 15, 2017: Australasian Physical & Engineering Sciences in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900790/medical-images-are-safe-an-enhanced-chaotic-scrambling-approach
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M Y Mohamed Parvees, J Abdul Samath, B Parameswaran Bose
The patient data confidentiality is one of the vital security aspects in e-Health and m-Health services. In particular, providing confidentiality to the patient's medical image is essential and the protection approaches have to be explored in-depth due to the rapid progress in the technologies of teleradiology and PACS. In this study, the pseudo random number generators (PRNGs), namely, the linear congruential generator (LCG) and XOR shift generator (XSG) are improved and combined with improved logistic 2D coupled chaotic map to provide enhanced chaos based encryption...
September 12, 2017: Journal of Medical Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766306/interpretation-of-brain-ct-scans-in-the-field-by-critical-care-physicians-in-a-mobile-stroke-unit
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Maren Ranhoff Hov, Erik Zakariassen, Thomas Lindner, Terje Nome, Kristi G Bache, Jo Røislien, Jostein Gleditsch, Volker Solyga, David Russell, Christian G Lund
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: In acute stroke, thromboembolism or spontaneous hemorrhage abruptly reduces blood flow to a part of the brain. To limit necrosis, rapid radiological identification of the pathological mechanism must be conducted to allow the initiation of targeted treatment. The aim of the Norwegian Acute Stroke Prehospital Project is to determine if anesthesiologists, trained in prehospital critical care, may accurately assess cerebral computed tomography (CT) scans in a mobile stroke unit (MSU)...
July 27, 2017: Journal of Neuroimaging: Official Journal of the American Society of Neuroimaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716434/training-midwives-to-perform-basic-obstetric-point-of-care-ultrasound-in-rural-areas-using-a-tablet-platform-and-mobile-phone-transmission-technology-a-wfumb-coe-project
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Sudhir Vinayak, Joyce Sande, Harvey Nisenbaum, Christian Pállson Nolsøe
Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) has become a topical subject and can be applied in a variety of ways with differing outcomes. The cost of all diagnostic procedures including obstetric ultrasound examinations is a major factor in the developing world and POCUS is only useful if it can be equated to good outcomes at a lower cost than a routine obstetric examination. The aim of this study was to assess a number of processes including accuracy of images and reports generated by midwives, performance of a tablet-sized ultrasound scanner, training of midwives to complete ultrasounds, teleradiology solution transmissions of images via internet, review of images by a radiologist, communication between midwife and radiologist, use of this technique to identify high-risk patients and improvement of the education and teleradiology model components...
July 14, 2017: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670042/teleradiology-the-internet-and-the-development-of-multidisciplinary-professional-networks-new-times-for-the-specialty
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EDITORIAL
Luiz Felipe Nobre
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2017: Radiologia Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659257/telemedicine-services-for-the-arctic-a-systematic-review
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Ashenafi Zebene Woldaregay, Ståle Walderhaug, Gunnar Hartvigsen
BACKGROUND: Telemedicine services have been successfully used in areas where there are adequate infrastructures such as reliable power and communication lines. However, despite the increasing number of merchants and seafarers, maritime and Arctic telemedicine have had limited success. This might be linked with various factors such as lack of good infrastructure, lack of trained onboard personnel, lack of Arctic-enhanced telemedicine equipment, extreme weather conditions, remoteness, and other geographical challenges...
June 28, 2017: JMIR Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28657915/teleradiology-in-southeast-iran-evaluating-the-views-of-senior-executives-and-radiologists
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Farahnaz Sadoughi, Leila Erfannia, Mahboobe Sancholi, Fatemeh Salmani, Aida Sarsarshahi
Teleradiology is considered as one of the important forms of telemedicine. Positive views of the users and providers of these services play an important role in its successful implementations. The aim of this study was to investigate the views of radiologists used in the radiology departments of teaching hospitals in the Zahedan University of Medical Sciences through teleradiology, as well as evaluate the executive possibility of teleradiology in these hospitals by the views of chief executive officer and comparison between these two views...
June 28, 2017: Health Care Manager
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551864/highlights-from-the-scientific-and-educational-abstracts-presented-at-the-aser-2016-annual-scientific-meeting-and-postgraduate-course
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Morris Hayim, Sudheer Balakrishnan
The annual meeting of the American Society of Radiology (ASER) took place in San Francisco, California on September 14 through September 17, 2016. Attendees represented the USA as well as international emergency radiology communities, including those from academic, private practice, and teleradiology settings. There were several "members in training" in attendance as well. The meeting again featured the "Trauma Head to Toe" 2-day didactic course, highlighting various important topics on imaging of traumatic injuries...
May 27, 2017: Emergency Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534063/-the-new-law-on-radiation-protection-as-a-consequence-of-the-eu-safety-standard-of-2013
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REVIEW
G Layer
The transformation of a European guideline (2013/59/Euratom) from 2013 into national law requires adaptation of the national statutory regulations. This year, all areas of protection from ionizing radiation will be subject to the new radiation protection law (StrlSchG). Through this, the German X‑ray and Radiation Protection Acts will be combined to form a higher level of authority. The main parts of the StrlSchG will receive a new classification and will be organized according to the exposure scenario: radiation protection in planned exposure scenarios, radiation protection in emergency exposure scenarios, radiation protection in existing exposure scenarios, and the regulation of overall exposure scenarios...
May 22, 2017: Der Radiologe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28347217/the-evolution-of-publication-hotspots-in-the-field-of-telemedicine-from-1962-to-2015-and-differences-among-six-countries
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Yanjun Wang, Ye Zhao, Jianzhong Zheng, Ailian Zhang, Haiyuan Dong
Introduction Telemedicine has been implemented in many countries and has captured the attention of many researchers. Herein, we aim to quantify publication hotspots in the field of telemedicine, analyse their evolution, compare them in different countries, and provide visual representations. Methods We used software tools to process PubMed entries for a 54-year period and identified publication hotspots using keyword frequency analysis. We employed a keyword co-occurrence analysis, principal component analysis, multidimensional scaling analysis, and network visualization technology...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28269475/mobile-teleradiology-system-suitable-for-m-health-services-supporting-content-and-semantic-based-image-retrieval-on-a-grid-infrastructure
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Alexandra La Cruz, Ruben Medina, Francisco Vega, Wilson Perez, Blanca Ochoa, Victor Saquicela, Mauricio Espinoza, Lizandro Solano-Quinde, Maria-Esther Vidal
Teleradiology systems tackle the problem of transferring radiological images between medical image workstations for facilitating different medical activities, e.g., diagnosis, treatment and follow up a patient, medical training, or consulting second opinion. Nowadays, m-Health (aka mobile health) is becoming popular because of high quality of mobile displays, although remains a work in progress. In this paper a mobile teleradiology system is reported, which main contribution is the development of a platform: (1) supported by a Grid infrastructure, (2) using biomedical ontologies for adding semantic annotations on medical images, and (3) supporting semantic and content-based image retrieval...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227726/mobile-teleradiology-system-suitable-for-m-health-services-supporting-content-and-semantic-based-image-retrieval-on-a-grid-infrastructure
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Alexandra La Cruz, Ruben Medina, Francisco Vega, Wilson Perez, Blanca Ochoa, Victor Saquicela, Mauricio Espinoza, Lizandro Solano-Quinde, Maria-Esther Vidal, Alexandra La Cruz, Ruben Medina, Francisco Vega, Wilson Perez, Blanca Ochoa, Victor Saquicela, Mauricio Espinoza, Lizandro Solano-Quinde, Maria-Esther Vidal, Victor Saquicela, Francisco Vega, Mauricio Espinoza, Lizandro Solano-Quinde, Blanca Ochoa, Maria-Esther Vidal, Alexandra La Cruz, Ruben Medina, Wilson Perez
Teleradiology systems tackle the problem of transferring radiological images between medical image workstations for facilitating different medical activities, e.g., diagnosis, treatment and follow up a patient, medical training, or consulting second opinion. Nowadays, m-Health (aka mobile health) is becoming popular because of high quality of mobile displays, although remains a work in progress. In this paper a mobile teleradiology system is reported, which main contribution is the development of a platform: (1) supported by a Grid infrastructure, (2) using biomedical ontologies for adding semantic annotations on medical images, and (3) supporting semantic and content-based image retrieval...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060569/teleradiology-today-the-quality-concept-and-the-italian-point-of-view
#13
Daniele Giansanti
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2017: Telemedicine Journal and E-health: the Official Journal of the American Telemedicine Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27982191/effects-of-image-compression-on-linear-measurements-of-digital-panoramic-radiographs
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927590/emergency-radiology-practice-patterns-shifts-schedules-and-job-satisfaction
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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...
March 2017: Journal of the American College of Radiology: JACR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858233/utility-of-contemporaneous-dual-read-in-the-setting-of-emergency-teleradiology-reporting
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27651288/american-academy-of-oral-and-maxillofacial-radiology-executive-opinion-statement-on-teleradiology
#17
EDITORIAL
Jie Yang, Christos Angelopoulos, Sanjay Mallya, Hui Liang, Thomas Deahl, Rumpa Ganguly, Aruna Ramesh, Vijay Parashar, Gail Williamson, Robert Cederberg
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2016: Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27585301/the-empirical-foundations-of-teleradiology-and-related-applications-a-review-of-the-evidence
#18
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27542623/reliability-of-smartphone-based-teleradiology-for-evaluating-thoracolumbar-spine-fractures
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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...
February 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27499161/a-systematic-review-of-the-economic-evaluation-of-telemedicine-in-japan
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REVIEW
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
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