Software development for imaging workstations has lagged behind hardware availability. To guide development and to analyze work flow involved in interpretation of cross-sectional imaging studies, we assessed the cognitive and physical processes. We observed the performance and interpretation of body computed tomography (CT) scans and recorded the events… (More)
Advances in handheld computing now allow review of DICOM datasets from remote locations. As the diagnostic ability of this tool is unproven, we evaluated the ability to diagnose acute appendicitis on abdominal CT using a mobile DICOM viewer. This HIPAA compliant study was IRB-approved. Twenty-five abdominal CT studies from patients with RLQ pain were… (More)
Ascites is found in a variety of conditions, both acute and chronic, and computed tomography (CT) is usually successful in detecting its presence. We reviewed the CT images from a three-month window of patients in order to evaluate the prevalence and utility of a new radiographic sign for diagnosing ascites.