Clay Bordley wrote:
> >From UNC,-Chapel Hill:
> We are fortunate to be moving into a new facility in 6 weeks. One
> logistical issue is that the PED will be a LONG way from the Peds radiology
> reading area. I am attempting to help our peds radiologists get the
> hospital to cough up the funds to pay for a didicated video display in the
> peds reading room that will allow consultation from afar (via computerized
> images of films obtained in the ED--pretty cool technology).
> In making our case, I am trying to find out what the "standard" is
> out there. Please share with me overviews of what, if any, peds radiology
> back-up you have to your Peds ED's. If I recall, the recommendations
> published in Pediatrics concerning Peds ED's were not concrete on how
> accessible radiologic consultation needs to be. Any thoughts on this would
> be helpful.
Our films are read by attending radiologists from 8:00 am to about 6:00 pm, then by a
radiology resident with over-reading the next morning.
We are testing a digital radiography unit (Toshiba, I think) which allows us to
"simultaneously" view the image on a monitor. The "film" is printed with a special laser
device in order to produce a hard copy. You can magnify, rotate, contrast alter, and look
at several images, making this system a nice step forward. Perhaps it's biggest positive
feature is the reduction in patient waiting times induced by the availability of the
The URL for the PED-EM-L Web Page is: