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Table 2 Estimation of length of examination in minutes

From: Filmless versus film-based systems in radiographic examination costs: an activity-based costing method

  Lumbar
(6 views)
Knee
(3 views)
Wrist
(2 views)
Other
Typically     
   Transportation of film/order slip 0.50 0.50 0.50 0.50
   Registration of patient information 0.50 0.50 0.50 0.50
   Preparing room 0.25 0.25 0.25 0.25
   Calling patient 0.50 0.50 0.50 0.50
   Explanation of scan 0.50 0.50 0.50 0.50
   Changing clothes 2.00 2.00 0.00 1.33
   Positioning 4.50 3.00 1.50 3.00
   Irradiation 1.50 0.75 0.50 0.92
   Reading image 6.00 3.00 2.00 3.67
   Aftercare 0.50 0.50 0.50 0.50
   Changing clothes 2.00 2.00 0.00 1.33
   Opinion/transmission 1.50 0.75 0.50 0.92
   Transportation of film/order slip 0.50 0.50 0.50 0.50
Filmless system only     
   Searching/checking previous image 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00
Film-based system only     
   Preparation of previous film image 2.00 2.00 2.00 2.00
   Checking previous film image 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00
   Printing film 6.00 3.00 2.00 3.67
   Preparation of film envelope 0.50 0.50 0.50 0.50
   Checking film image 1.50 0.75 0.50 0.92