Experiences with a teleradiology system in pulmonary diseases

L. Korsoff (Corresponding Author), Timo Kallio, Martti Kormano, Juhani Heinilä

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Abstract

Chest radiographs of 43 patients were digitized and sent from Paimio Hospital to Turku University Central Hospital. Fifteen of the patients had a pneumothorax, 12 had interstitial lung disease and 16 were controls.
The images were interpreted by 5 radiologists during their duty shift. The first reading session consisted of images with 1 024 × 1 024 pixel resolution and the second of images with 2 048 × 2 048 matrix followed by the original chest radiographs. ROC studies were performed from the answers based on a 5-point confidence scale. In the pneumothorax group the average area under the individual ROC curve was 0.928 with the 1 024 × 1 024 matrix and 0.983 with the 2 048 × 2 048 matrix.
In the fibrosis group the average area under the individual ROC curve was 0.877 with the 1 024 × 1 024 matrix and 0.831 with the 2 048 × 2 048 matrix.
The results suggest that the 1 024 × 1 024 matrix is adequate in the detection of pneumothoraces and fibrosis.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)37-40
JournalActa Radiologica
Volume36
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1995
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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