November 4, 2019 --
The timely reporting of critical radiology results is paramount to patient outcomes -- especially in the emergent setting, according to presenter Dr. Melissa Davis of Yale University in New Haven, CT. While they considered artificial intelligence (AI) to have broad potential for helping to optimize care, the researchers wanted to determine what effect the technology would have on timeliness metrics, especially for patients with ICH.
The researchers implemented a platform based on a convolutional neural network model on CT scanners at two imaging sites. After comparing report turnaround time and patient length of stay both before and after adopting the machine-learning platform, they found that the software produced a statistically significant decrease in report turnaround time.
"There was also a statistically significant decrease in [length of stay] for [emergency department] patients, but not for inpatients, presumably as patients with ICH were expeditiously admitted to the appropriate level of care," she told AuntMinnie.com. "Key implication being that tools like these applied to the right clinical and reading room settings could help expedite patients to the appropriate level of care and lead to improved outcomes."
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