Accession Number : AD0709992

Title :   FEASIBILITY AND DEMONSTRATION STUDY FOR THE APPLICATION OF MICRO-IMAGE TECHNIQUES TO NAVY RADIOLOGY SERVICES.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : TECHNOMICS INC FALLS CHURCH VA

Personal Author(s) : Wolin,Burton R. ; Davison,Roy ; Doyle,Lauren B. ; Wallace,Ruth

Report Date : 30 JUL 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 123

Abstract : The study explores the feasibility of applying mid-range (50-100 diameters reduction) microfiche technology to x-rays at Bethesda Naval Hospital. Purpose: to determine whether this technology can help to increase the efficiency of the delivery of health care as well as reduce some of the costs related to radiology. Present radiology procedures at Bethesda Naval Hospital were studied in detail. Tests were made of radiographic images reduced 56 diameters. Two theoretical system models were developed to assess the procedural implications of using microfiche. The film technology does not yet yield wholly satisfactory images, but appears right on the verge of doing so. Procedurally, the use of fiche promises a flexible system that will effectively attack problems of lost or missing x-rays, of file space, and of physician and clerical time. System improvements unrelated to the use of fiche were explored. Tests in practice will be required to establish accurate cost/effectiveness measures. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*X RAY PHOTOGRAPHY, DATA STORAGE SYSTEMS), (*MICROFICHE, X RAY PHOTOGRAPHY), COST EFFECTIVENESS, HOSPITALS, MICROFILM, FEASIBILITY STUDIES

Subject Categories : Information Science
      Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE