iPad vs. Secondary-class LCD Monitors: It’s a Draw

Evan Godt | CMIO | July 16, 2012

When reviewing spinal emergency cases on MRI, increased mobility doesn’t have to come at the cost of reduced reader accuracy as no statistical difference was seen in a multi-reader comparison of diagnostic accuracy between the iPad and a DICOM calibrated secondary-class LCD monitor, according to a study published in the August issue of Academic Radiology.

“Since its launch in April 2010, the iPad itself has generated significant interest in terms of its role in medicine and its potential application for the display of radiological images,” wrote Jonathan P. McNulty, MSc, of University College Dublin, and colleagues. Spinal emergencies in particular could benefit from the rapid initial review of an experienced radiologist using an iPad, noted the authors...