What makes a good read? Radiologist survey - full report

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Published on October 1, 2014

Author: barconv

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“What makes a good read?” This question was at the heart of MarkeTech’s research into the wants and needs of radiologists. A sample of 223 respondents, distributed across Europe (France, Germany, and the UK) and North America, gave some remarkable insights into the challenges faced and what imaging features might help overcome them in the future.

1. What best describes your practice? WHAT MAKES A GOOD READ ? US & EU 2014 survey on challenges and opportunities in radiology today. This survey has been conducted via the independent research agency The MarkeTech Group through an online questionnaire. 223 radiologists participated in US and Europe (UK, France, Germany). The respondents are a good mixture of radiology practices. Screening center Hospital Imaging center Independent radiology practice Other 77% 28% 9% 32% 4% 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100% Screening center Hospital Imaging center Independent radiology practice Other 11% 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100% US UK FR 6% 8% 0% 75% 82% 100% 52% 47% 6% 0% 0% 24% 30% 16% 38% 44% DE 3% 8% 4% Total

2. What types of images are read at your facility? Body Plain film (X-ray) Computed Tomography (CT) Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Nuclear Medicine Imaging Ultrasound Digital Mammography (FFDM) Other 91% 91% 91% 88% 68% 59% 63% 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100% Total 14% Body Plain film (X-ray) Computed Tomography (CT) Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Nuclear Medicine Imaging Ultrasound Digital Mammography (FFDM) Other 89% 80% 66% 28% 93% 76% 98% 94% 95% 98% 90% 64% 82% 93% 96% 84% 14% 98% 94% 58% 18% 88% 86% 50% 10% 86% 74% 52% 16% 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100% US UK FR DE 89% 24% 44%

3. What are the major challenges facing your facility today? Changes in reimbursement Volume of image studies Growing complexity of image studies Malpractice risks New equipment and technology New diagnostic techniques Training and education Other None of the above 74% 53% 35% 26% 52% 37% 37% 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100% Total 8% 3% Changes in reimbursement Volume of image studies Growing complexity of image studies Malpractice risks New equipment and technology New diagnostic techniques Training and education Other None of the above 90% 24% 60% 16% 73% 68% 98% 60% 52% 74% 32% 26% 56% 59% 25% 30% 7% 1% 22% 26% 42% 14% 30% 18% 44% 8% 10% 18% 38% 34% 4% 2% 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100% US UK FR DE 53% 18% 44% 0% View slide

4. Describe the display (monitor) configuration you currently use. 5. Are your diagnostic displays: color, grayscale or both? Total number of displays (monitors, diagnostic or non-diagnostic) per radiology workstation Number of diagnostic displays Number of auxiliary secondary displays (monitors) 2.5 1.5 3.6 1 2 3 4 5 Total 1 2 3 4 5 Total number of displays (monitors, diagnostic or non-diagnostic) per radiology workstation Number of diagnostic displays Number of auxiliary secondary displays (monitors) 3.9 3.0 3.2 4.3 2.7 3.0 2.0 2.0 1.6 1.2 1.8 1.5 US UK FR DE Color Grayscale Both color and grayscale 23% 61% 17% 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100% Total Color Grayscale Both color and grayscale 11% 16% 24% 20% 21% 8% 38% 24% 69% 46% 72% 52% 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100% US UK FR DE View slide

6. What are the most important aspects of a diagnostic display system that impact your reading performance? Image quality Image consistency Efficient workflow Ergonomics Quality Assurance Other 43% 77% 50% 1% 91% 33% 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100% Total Image quality Image consistency Efficient workflow Ergonomics Quality Assurance Other 92% 90% 98% 86% 55% 22% 46% 44% 75% 74% 68% 32% 90% 51% 1% 44% 0% 64% 2% 42% 0% 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100% US UK FR DE 36% 30% 32%

7. How likely would the following feature changes improve your reading experience? (on a scale from 1 to 5; 1 being “not at all likely” and 5 being “extremely likely”) Higher brightness Higher contrast Higher spatial resolution Reduced screen glare Faster image loading Faster image manipulations Image uniformity Color consistency Wider viewing angle 3.0 3.4 3.2 3.1 2.6 4.0 2.6 4.1 2.6 Higher brightness Higher contrast Higher spatial resolution Reduced screen glare Faster image loading Faster image manipulations Image uniformity Color consistency Wider viewing angle 2.8 2.3 2.6 2.6 3.1 3.0 2.8 3.0 3.4 3.2 3.9 4.4 4.4 4.2 3.4 2.5 2.8 3.2 3.2 3.1 3.3 2.8 4.1 3.8 3.3 2.8 2.7 4.3 3.0 2.6 2.5 3.6 3.6 2.9 2.3 2.3 1 2 3 4 5 Total 1 2 3 4 5 US UK FR DE

8. How likely will each of the following features enhance your clinical practice? (on a scale from 1 to 5; 1 being “not at all likely” and 5 being “extremely likely”) Single screen with no central bezel Larger screen surface Ability to increase bright- ness to see more details Color and grayscale on a single screen Ability to switch between blue-base and clear-base viewing modes Ambient light compensation 3.2 3.1 3.0 3.3 2.5 2.4 Single screen with no central bezel Larger screen surface Ability to increase bright- ness to see more details Color and grayscale on a single screen Ability to switch between blue-base and clear-base viewing modes Ambient light compensation 2.7 2.5 2.9 2.0 3.3 3.6 3.2 2.8 3.1 3.1 3.3 2.2 2.6 3.2 3.0 3.3 2.8 3.1 2.6 2.5 3.3 3.5 2.3 3.2 1 2 3 4 5 Total 1 2 3 4 5 US UK FR DE

9. Which of the following ergonomic problems have you suffered from? Eye fatigue Repetitive stress disorder Neck strain Back pain Other None of the above 23% 56% 52% 13% 66% 7% 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100% Total Eye fatigue Repetitive stress disorder Neck strain Back pain Other None of the above 67% 66% 70% 60% 38% 24% 18% 4% 59% 48% 48% 2% 68% 59% 5% 48% 16% 48% 18% 52% 14% 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100% US UK FR DE 10% 8% 6%

10. How important are the ergonomics of a diagnostic display system to your reading experience? (on a scale from 1 to 5; 1 being “not at all important and 5 being “extremely important”) 11. How likely are the following ergonomic features to enhance your reading experience? (on a scale from 1 to 5; 1 being “not at all likely” and 5 being “extremely likely”) How important are the ergonomics of a diagnostic display system to your reading experience? 3.9 How important are the ergonomics of a diagnostic display system to your reading experience? 4.0 3.8 3.9 3.7 1 2 3 4 5 Total 1 2 3 4 5 US UK FR DE Easy to adjust stand (height and tilt) Keyboard / task lighting Ambient room lighting Wide viewing angle 3.0 3.3 2.8 3.6 Easy to adjust stand (height and tilt) Keyboard / task lighting Ambient room lighting Wide viewing angle 3.7 3.7 3.7 3.1 3.4 3.2 3.1 2.3 3.4 3.5 3.5 3.0 2.8 2.9 3.0 2.5 1 2 3 4 5 Total 1 2 3 4 5 US UK FR DE

12. What types of images do you read? Mammography Digital Breast Tomo- synthesis Breast Ultrasound Core Breast Biopsy Breast MRI Bone Density Testing Other I don’t specialize in breast imaging 58% 10% 52% 38% 26% 16% 6% 4% 55% 12% 38% 8% 36% 38% 38% 1% 37% 8% 0% 0% 86% 20% 14% 2% 56% 10% 28% 6% 44% 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100% US UK FR DE 51% 36% 42% Mammography Digital Breast Tomo- synthesis Breast Ultrasound Core Breast Biopsy Breast MRI Bone Density Testing Other I don’t specialize in breast imaging 14% 37% 21% 22% 41% 36% 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100% Total 2% 54% Mammography

Maintaining visual acuity Reducing eye strain/ fatigue Maintaining/increasing the # of cases read per session Minimize call-back rates without missing cancers Detection of early phase cancers Visualizing of calcifications Perception of subtle cancers Complex multi-modality case workup 13. What are the major challenges you experience in relation to the detection and diagnosis of breast cancer? (mammography readers only) Maintaining visual acuity Reducing eye strain/ fatigue Maintaining/increasing the # of cases read per session Minimize call-back rates without missing cancers Detection of early phase cancers Visualizing of calcifications Perception of subtle cancers Complex multi-modality case workup 9% 8% 12% 12% 6% 22% 5% 3% 8% 5% 10% 6% 6% 11% 10% 6% 9% 30% 3% 16% 10% 20% 9% 26% 9% 10% 8% 10% 12% 24% 14% 5% 16% 18% 9% 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100% Total 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100% US UK FR DE 20% 19% 28% 20% 10% Mammography

Higher brightness Higher contrast Higher spatial resolution Reduced screen glare Faster image loading Faster image manipula- tions Addition of colour Larger screen size Single bezel-free screen 14. If you were able to add just one new feature or capability to your mammography display system, what would it be? (mammography readers only) 17% 35% 7% 8% 23% 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100% Total Higher brightness Higher contrast Higher spatial resolution Reduced screen glare Faster image loading Faster image manipula- tions Addition of colour Larger screen size Single bezel-free screen 0% 0% 4% 5% 20% 14% 14% 18% 35% 29% 23% 29% 46% 9% 7% 0% 4% 0% 29% 0% 0% 9% 5% 0% 0% 4% 7% 4% 0% 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100% US UK FR DE 24% 32% 14% 1% 2% 2% 0% 0% 14% 0% 3% Mammography

15. How do you stay up-to-date with the latest trends and technology in mammography? Tradeshows & conferences Medical Journals Radiology Magazines (e.g.Applied Radiology, RAD Magazine) Online Radiology Sites (e.g. Auntminnie, Diagnos- tic Imaging) Social Media (e.g. Linkedin Groups, Radiology Blogs) Company Websites Signing up to Company News Colleagues 58% 52% 42% 4% 62% 12% 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100% Total Tradeshows & conferences Medical Journals Radiology Magazines (e.g.Applied Radiology, RAD Magazine) Online Radiology Sites (e.g. Auntminnie, Diagnos- tic Imaging) Social Media (e.g. Linkedin Groups, Radiology Blogs) Company Websites Signing up to Company News Colleagues 68% 38% 72% 68% 73% 48% 54% 50% 44% 36% 62% 12% 68% 56% 10% 4% 44% 30% 0% 0% 42% 44% 2% 2% 46% 30% 4% 4% 46% 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100% US UK FR DE 15% 12% 6% 3% 44% Mammography

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