Macros make it faster to create video reports

Monday, November 28 | 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. | M3-SSIN02-2 | Room E350
In this scientific presentation, researchers from NYU Langone Medical Center will describe how radiologists can create video radiology reports in less than a minute by using macros.

Dr. Michael Recht, the Louis Marx Professor and chair of the department of radiology at NYU, will present this research -- which follows a previous study that determined that video reports were preferred by patients and improved their understanding of imaging results.

As these reports can be time-consuming to create, the researchers turned to macros to see if they could decrease the time it takes to produce the reports. Fifty-four radiologists created 294 macros, which they can use in three different ways:

  1. Show a static image and applying the macro without further interaction.
  2. Perform an interaction, such as pointing to the findings, while the audio is playing.
  3. Add personalized audio to the end of the macro.

The radiologists created 11,895 video reports, 6,889 of which they recorded after creating the macros. Of those, 4,157 (60%) used the macros; the rest did not. On average, it took radiologists 49 seconds to create the videos using the macros compared with an average of 194 seconds without. It took less than 15 seconds to create 29% of the videos that used macros.

Attend this talk to get all of the details.

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