By Cynthia E. Keen, AuntMinnie.com staff writer
November 18, 2010
Wednesday, December 1 | 3:10 p.m.-3:20 p.m. | SSM12-02 | Room S102DWhen diagnostic imaging exam header details are automatically inserted into a radiology report, the percentage of errors that can occur when these details are manually added can drop dramatically.
In this scientific session focusing on reporting and information technology, results of a study evaluating the accuracy of each method will be presented by Siddharth Govindan, MD, of Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.
The researchers conducted an audit of 8,546 radiology exams performed between 2005 and 2009, and found that 46% of the reports had exam header details inserted manually and 54% had automated insertions.
Although the percentage of errors identified was low (3.95% versus 1.39%, respectively), the number of manual insertions was double that of automated insertions.
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