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dc.contributor.authorVatsvåg, Victoria
dc.contributor.authorTodnem, Kjetil
dc.contributor.authorNæsheim, Torvind
dc.contributor.authorCathcart, John
dc.contributor.authorKerr, Daniel
dc.contributor.authorOveland, Nils Petter
dc.identifier.citationVatsvåg, V., Todnem, K., Næsheim, T. et al. (2020) Offshore telementored ultrasound: a quality assessment study. Ultrasound Journal, 12:33, pp. 1-12.en_US
dc.description.abstractBackground Telementored ultrasound (US) connects experts to novices through various types of communication and network technologies with the overall aim to bridge the medical imaging gap between patients’ diagnostic needs and on-site user experience. The recurrent theme in previous research on remote telementored US is the limited access to US machines and experienced users. This study was conducted to determine whether telementored US was feasible in a remote offshore setting. The aim was to assess if an onshore US expert can guide an offshore nurse through focused US scanning protocols by connecting an US machine to existing videoconference units at the offshore hospitals and to evaluate the diagnostic quality of the images and cineloops procured. Results The diagnostic quality of cineloops was scored on a five-point scale. The percentage of cineloops suitable for interpretation (score 3 ≥) for the FATE and e-FAST protocols was 96.4 and 79.1. Lung sliding and seashore sign could be identified in all volunteers. The scan time for the FAST protocol (n = four scanning positions), FATE protocol (n = six scanning positions) and both lungs (n = two scanning positions) was 1 min 20 s, 4 min 15 s and 32 s, respectively. Conclusion A novice US user can be guided by a remote expert through focused US protocols within an acceptable time frame and with good diagnostic quality using existing communication and network systems found onboard offshore oil rigs.en_US
dc.publisherSpringer International Publishingen_US
dc.rightsNavngivelse 4.0 Internasjonal*
dc.titleOffshore telementored ultrasound: a quality assessment studyen_US
dc.typePeer revieweden_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.rights.holder© The Author(s) 2020en_US
dc.subject.nsiVDP::Medisinske Fag: 700en_US
dc.source.journalUltrasound Journalen_US

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