Expert interpretation compensates for reduced image quality of camera-digitized images referred to radiologists

Allison Zwingenberger, Jennifer L. Bouma, H. Mark Saunders, Calvin F. Nodine

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Abstract

We compared the accuracy of five veterinary radiologists when reading 20 radiographic cases on both analog film and in camera-digitized format. In addition, we compared the ability of five veterinary radiologists vs. 10 private practice veterinarians to interpret the analog images. Interpretation accuracy was compared using receiver operating characteristic curve analysis. Veterinary radiologists' accuracy did not significantly differ between analog vs. camera-digitized images (P=0.13) although sensitivity was higher for analog images. Radiologists' interpretation of both digital and analog images was significantly better compared with the private veterinarians (P<0.05).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)591-595
Number of pages5
JournalVeterinary Radiology and Ultrasound
Volume52
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2011
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Digital image
  • Image quality
  • ROC
  • Teleradiology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • veterinary(all)

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