CT and Radiologist RCT
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03121131|
Recruitment Status : Active, not recruiting
First Posted : April 19, 2017
Last Update Posted : May 2, 2018
The use of computed tomography (CT) imaging is rapidly increasing in healthcare. Despite physicians' growing reliance on radiological assessments, however, the reliability and accuracy of reads are highly variable. Inconsistencies may result from multiple factors.
The researchers hypothesize that the presence and quality of clinical information will affect radiologist's assessment of CT scans for the presence/absence of a ventral hernia.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Hernia||Other: Clinical Exam Findings Other: Inaccurate Clinical Exam Findings Other: No clinical exam findings||Not Applicable|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||7 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Official Title:||How Important is a Clinical Data for a Radiologist? A Double-Blinded Randomized Controlled Trial of Radiologic Interpretation of Ventral Hernias Following Selectively-Provided Clinical Information|
|Actual Study Start Date :||May 5, 2017|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||December 31, 2018|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||December 31, 2018|
Accurate Clinical Exam Findings
Radiologists will be provided with accurate clinical exam data.
Other: Clinical Exam Findings
Findings found on clinical exam of a patient the radiologist will be reading CT scans of.
Inaccurate Clinical Exam Findings
Radiologists will be provided with purposefully incorrect clinical exam data
Other: Inaccurate Clinical Exam Findings
Inaccurate findings are given to the radiologists
No Clinical Exam Findings
Radiologists will be not be provided with any clinical exam data
Other: No clinical exam findings
No clinical exam findings are given to the radiologists
- Hernia detected on CT [ Time Frame: CT taken within 1 year ]proportion of hernias detected on CT
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03121131
|United States, Texas|
|UT Health at Lyndon B. Johnson General Hospital|
|Houston, Texas, United States, 77026|