Computer Applications-Teleradiology, Teleradiology, Computer applications, Abdomen, Education and training
H. Al Dhuhli1, M. Al Yahyaai2; 1Al khod/OM, 2Muscat/OM
Fifteen CT abdomen scans with IV and oral contrast of different patients were included in the study.
There were 7 normal appendices (6 normal,
1 not seen) and 8 abnormal appendices (5 inflamed and 3 inflamed with complications) that was confirmed using surgery notes and histopathology report.
There was a strong agreement between reviewers in the smartphone reporting method (0.73) as well as in reporting workstation method (0.81).
The workstation method shows higher agreement rate between the reviewers compared to smartphone method (Table 1),
which was not shown to be statistically significant (p value = 0.09).
There was no statistically significant difference between detecting the appendix status using smartphone captured images and reporting workstation among all the six reviewers (p>0.05).
There was a statistically significant association (p= 0.0001) between the image quality rating and confidence of giving the diagnosis.
There was no statistically significant association between the image quality rating or the confidence level and final diagnosis (p>0.05).
There was no association between the appendix location11 and the final diagnosis (p= 0.131).