TB or Not TB: Interreader and intrareader variability in screening diagnosis on an iPad versus a traditional display

Samir Abboud*, Frederick Weiss, Eliot Siegel, Jean Jeudy

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Abstract

Mobile displays may have the ability to increase the flexibility of consulting radiologists if they can be shown not to negatively influence a reader's performance in clinical tasks. The authors report a comparison of a mobile display with a larger liquid crystal display for the task of making a binary decision for the diagnosis of tuberculosis on chest radiography. Deidentified DICOM images of 240 chest x-rays were transferred from a PACS to an iPad 2 running OsiriX HD software. The images were reviewed independently by 5 radiologists of varying experience and were graded as positive or negative for tuberculosis on both the liquid crystal display monitor and the iPad. The reading sessions were a minimum of 2 weeks apart to minimize recall bias. Agreement was measured in terms of κ statistics. Overall, multirater generalized κ was 0.9694. These results suggest that there is no detectable effect of monitor type (liquid crystal display or iPad 2) on the reader's decision for the task of tuberculosis diagnosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)42-44
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the American College of Radiology
Volume10
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2013

Keywords

  • iPad
  • interreader reliability
  • mobile display
  • x-ray

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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