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Table 1 Radiologist assessment of robotic and conventional exams

From: Development and assessment of a telesonography system for musculoskeletal imaging

  Robotic, n (%) Conventional, n (%) p*
Patient communication   
 Very good 5 (100) 5 (100)  
 Good 0 (0) 0 (0)  
 Neutral 0 (0) 0 (0)  
 Poor 0 (0) 0 (0)  
 Very poor 0 (0) 0 (0)  
Image quality   
 Very good 5 (100) 5 (100)  
 Good 0 (0) 0 (0)  
 Neutral 0 (0) 0 (0)  
 Poor 0 (0) 0 (0)  
 Very poor 0 (0) 0 (0)  
Ergonomics    0.444
 Very good 3 (60) 5 (100)  
 Good 2 (40) 0 (0)  
 Neutral 0 (0) 0 (0)  
 Poor 0 (0) 0 (0)  
 Very poor 0 (0) 0 (0)  
Convenience    0.444
 Very good 3 (60) 5 (100)  
 Good 2 (40) 0 (0)  
 Neutral 0 (0) 0 (0)  
 Poor 0 (0) 0 (0)  
 Very poor 0 (0) 0 (0)  
  1. *Based on Fisher’s exact test. As exams of the right and left forearms were performed immediately after each other, data represent combined assessments of both exams (right and left) for each participant