Computer-based radiological teaching programs: The challenge and trauma of development and implementation

Elliot K Fishman, D. R. Ney, J. G. Hennessey, M. S. Nixon

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Computers are becoming an invaluable part of the radiologist's environment whether they are used as a source of the patient's clinical or laboratory information, to store x-ray or pathologic reports or as a viewing station for films. The use of computers in the educational environment is but a natural extension of the increased computerization of the radiologic department. This article reviews the use of personal computers in a teaching environment via the construction of the computed tomography teaching program entitled 'CT: The Game.' The decisions that must be made in terms of hardware and software prior to program development as well as the actual development are discussed. The potential of computers in terms of continuing education as well as in residency training programs is discussed with the potential for the future addressed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)113-121
Number of pages9
JournalSeminars in Ultrasound, CT and MRI
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1992


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology

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