A digital training tool on radiographer chest image interpretation performance

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to determine the impact and effectiveness of a digital training tool on participant performance. Methods and Materials Reporting radiographers initiating chest image interpretation training and reporting radiographers trained in musculoskeletal (MSK) image interpretation were recruited. Outcome measures were completed at baseline and 9 months later. Participants from both cohorts were allocated to either intervention or control groups. The intervention group were given unlimited access to a digital training tool. Outcome measures included interpretation of 20 chest images whilst using eye tracking technology and voice recording; confidence level on their diagnosis and a questionnaire on image interpretation experience and eye tracking technology. Improvements were seen in interpretation performance and confidence (p<0.05). There was a decrease in false positive values and increase in true negative values observed in the intervention group (p<0.05). Longer interpretation times and increased number of eye gaze metrics were observed in the intervention group as they followed the search strategy compared to control (p<0.05). Eye gaze metrics and decision time increased for some of the intervention groups, but decreased for the control groups. Conclusion The tool led to positive effects on participant performance and could be a useful aid for staff when learning how to interpret chest images. .
LanguageEnglish
Title of host publicationC-1279 A digital training tool on radiographer chest image interpretation performance
Place of PublicationVienna
Pages1
Number of pages1
Volume1
Publication statusPublished - 27 Feb 2019

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Keywords

  • digital tool
  • interpretation
  • chest image
  • training

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McLaughlin, L., Hughes, C., Bond, RR., McConnell, J., & McFadden, S. (2019). A digital training tool on radiographer chest image interpretation performance. In C-1279 A digital training tool on radiographer chest image interpretation performance (Vol. 1, pp. 1). Vienna.
McLaughlin, Laura ; Hughes, Ciara ; Bond, RR ; McConnell, J ; McFadden, Sonyia. / A digital training tool on radiographer chest image interpretation performance. C-1279 A digital training tool on radiographer chest image interpretation performance. Vol. 1 Vienna, 2019. pp. 1
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