Development and assessment of CUFastTech mobile application for plain radiograph

Authors

  • Bunchai Nittayasupaporn Department of Radiology, King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital
  • Fason Tohsen Oncology Imaging Center, Bangkok Hospital
  • Thanaphon Poungpum Department of Radiology, King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital
  • Lukkana Apipunyasopon Department of Radiological Technology and Medical Physics, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, Chulalongkorn University

Keywords:

Mobile application/ Radiographic positioning/ Android operating system

Abstract

Background: Radiographer should properly position body parts and select exposure techniques to obtain the best diagnostic radiology. Both routine and special projections for radiographic positioning may cause radiographer to confuse and make some mistakes in practical. Recently, there are several smartphone-based applications for training and learning in many fields including diagnostic radiology.

Objective: The aim of this study was to develop and evaluate this smartphone-based application operated on Android operating system to guide the radiographer for patient positioning and to revise the knowledge. 

Materials and Methods: A mobile application was developed on the computer with the Android Studio software that used to write the command codes for creating an application and inserting x-ray images derived from the database of King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital. The procedures for patient positioning were performed with the presenter. The mobile application was tested on Genymotion software before assessing the usability and satisfactory by undergraduate students.

Results: CUFastTech application installed on smartphone with Android operating system can be used to guide the radiographer for patient positioning and to learning by yourself. It composed of the functions of learning and prompt-searching. The content and format of this mobile application was satisfied, however the SUS score was lower than the acceptable values.

Conclusion: CUFastTech application can be used as an appropriate tool for patient positioning in clinical practice. 

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Published

2021-02-01

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Nittayasupaporn บ, Tohsen ฟ, Poungpum ธ, Apipunyasopon ล. Development and assessment of CUFastTech mobile application for plain radiograph. Thai J Rad Tech [Internet]. 2021 Feb. 1 [cited 2022 May 17];45(1):1-7. Available from: https://he02.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/tjrt/article/view/246635

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