Implementation of Korean clinical imaging guidelines: A mobile app-based decision support system

Jeong Hoon Lee, Eun Ju Ha, Jung Hwan Baek, Miyoung Choi, Seung Eun Jung, Hwan Seok Yong

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    Objective: The aims of this study were to develop a mobile app-based clinical decision support system (CDSS) for implementation of Korean clinical imaging guidelines (K-CIGs) and to assess future developments therein. Materials and Methods: K-CIGs were implemented in the form of a web-based application ( The app containing K-CIGs consists of 53 information databases, including 10 medical subspecialties and 119 guidelines, developed by the Korean Society of Radiology (KSR) between 2015 and 2017. An email survey consisting of 18 questions on the implementation of K-CIGs and the mobile app-based CDSS was distributed to 43 members of the guideline working group (expert members of the KSR and Korean Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology) and 23 members of the consultant group (clinical experts belonging to related medical societies) to gauge opinion on the future developmental direction of K-CIGs. Results: The web-based mobile app can be downloaded from the Google Play Store. Detailed information on the grade of recommendation, evidence level, and radiation dose for each imaging modality in the K-CIGs can be accessed via the home page and side menus. In total, 32 of the 66 experts contacted completed the survey (response rate, 45%). Twenty-four of the 32 respondents were from the working group and eight were from the consulting group. Most (93.8%) of the respondents agreed on the need for ongoing development and implementation of K-CIGs. Conclusion: This study describes the mobile app-based CDSS designed for implementation of K-CIGs in Korea. The results will allow physicians to have easy access to the K-CIGs and encourage appropriate use of imaging modalities.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)182-189
    Number of pages8
    JournalKorean journal of radiology
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 2019 Feb 1

    Bibliographical note

    Funding Information:
    This study was supported by a grant of the Korea Health Technology R&D Project through the Korea Health Industry Development Institute (KHIDI), funded by the Ministry of Health & Welfare, Republic of Korea (grant number: HC17C0092).

    Publisher Copyright:
    © 2019 The Korean Society of Radiology.


    • Health insurance system
    • Healthcare expense
    • Imaging modality
    • Medical cost

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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