By Erik L. Ridley, AuntMinnie staff writer
November 8, 2010

Wednesday, December 1 | 10:30 a.m.-10:40 a.m. | SSK09-01 | Room S402AB
An executive from teleradiology services provider Virtual Radiologic of Eden Prairie, MN, will present data on the accuracy of nearly 5 million preliminary interpretations rendered via teleradiology.

A research team led by Eduard Michel, MD, PhD, the company's chief medical officer, evaluated all studies interpreted by the company between 2007 and 2009 to assess the accuracy of their preliminary interpretations. The team also sought to compare accuracy rates of the various imaging modalities.

Of the 4.9 million studies included in the analysis, there was an overall discrepancy rate of only 0.21% (with the final interpretation provided by an independent, local radiologist). Michel will describe possible contributing factors for the low discrepancy rate in his presentation.


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