Maximizing Ultrasound Reading: Reading Dynamic Clips in Acquisition Order
Ann Podrasky, M.D., Radiology Associates of South Florida, Baptist Health South Florida.
As changes in the Radiology landscape are brought on by both healthcare reform and radiation dose minimization efforts, departments will experience an escalation in the volume of ultrasound studies with an even greater need for accurate diagnoses and optimized workflow. With the use of Picture Archive Communication Systems (PACS) over the past two decades, the practice of radiology in healthcare facilities is more organized and efficient, however, the communications process between ultrasound and PACS remains suboptimal. This paper examines an opportunity to maximize ultrasound reading.