A presentation system for just-in-time learning in radiology

Charles E. Kahn, Amadeu Santos, Cheng Thao, Jayson J. Rock, Paul G. Nagy, Kevin C. Ehlers

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There is growing interest in bringing medical educational materials to the point of care. We sought to develop a system for just-in-time learning in radiology. A database of 34 learning modules was derived from previously published journal articles. Learning objectives were specified for each module, and multiple-choice test items were created. A web-based system-called TEMPO-was developed to allow radiologists to select and view the learning modules. Web services were used to exchange clinical context information between TEMPO and the simulated radiology work station. Preliminary evaluation was conducted using the System Usability Scale (SUS) questionnaire. TEMPO identified learning modules that were relevant to the age, sex, imaging modality, and body part or organ system of the patient being viewed by the radiologist on the simulated clinical work station. Users expressed a high degree of satisfaction with the system's design and user interface. TEMPO enables just-in-time learning in radiology, and can be extended to create a fully functional learning management system for point-of-care learning in radiology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)6-16
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Digital Imaging
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 2007
Externally publishedYes


  • Continuing medical education (CME)
  • Decision support
  • Education
  • Just-in-time learning
  • PACS
  • Radiology workflow
  • Systems integration

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Computer Science Applications


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