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This paper proposes a new algorithm for the efficient, automatic detection and localization of multiple anatomical structures within three-dimensional computed tomography (CT) scans. Applications include selective retrieval of patients images from PACS systems, semantic visual navigation and tracking radiation dose over time. The main contribution of this(More)
The authors review a decade's experience in the nation's first filmless radiology department and outline the challenges and rewards of the transition. They summarize their experience with 10 cautionary and informative lessons on making the process more successful, more efficient, and less stressful. A number of possible avenues of new research and(More)
OBJECTIVE Three-dimensional and multiplanar reconstruction of CT images has become routine in diagnostic imaging. The technology also facilitates surface reconstruction, in which facial features and, as a result, patient identity may be recognized, leading to risk of violations of patient privacy rights. The purpose of this study was to assess whether(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to examine the intermediate-distance visual acuity of a cross section of radiologists and to identify variation in visual acuity during a typical workday. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Forty-eight radiologists completed a brief survey before undergoing visual acuity testing, with corrective lenses if routinely used, at three(More)
OBJECTIVE There are known interoperator, intraoperator, and intervendor software differences that can influence the reproducibility of quantitative CT perfusion values. The purpose of this study was to determine the relative impact of operator and software differences in CT perfusion variability. MATERIALS AND METHODS CT perfusion imaging data were(More)
The transformation from film-based to filmless operation has become more and more challenging, as imaging studies expand in size and complexity. To adapt to these changes, radiologists must proactively develop new workflow strategies to compensate for increasing work demands and the existing workforce shortage. This article addresses the evolutionary(More)
INTRODUCTION The process of radiologic interpretation has been revolutionized with the adoption of filmless imaging. Despite the radical change in viewing techniques and a rapidly expanding array of display, navigation, and manipulation tools, the keyboard-and-mouse configuration remains the standard for user interaction during radiologic interpretation. (More)
PURPOSE To assess whether it is feasible to measure and compare work-flow times across institutional variations, and to apply such a comparison to technologist productivity in the performance of general radiographic examinations with computed radiography (CR) and direct radiography (DR). MATERIALS AND METHODS The study received internal review board(More)
Planning and executing the redesign of a traditional institutional radiology reading room to conform to the radically different requirements of digital imaging are reviewed, with examples drawn from the authors' experience and from the growing body of literature on this subject. Included are best-practice recommendations and real-life examples on initial(More)
The widespread use of multi-detector CT scanners has been associated with a remarkable increase in the number of CT slices as well as a substantial decrease in the average thickness of individual slices. This increased number of thinner slices has created a marked increase in archival and network bandwidth requirements associated with storage and(More)