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J Digit Imaging. 1998 November; 11(Suppl 2): 20–23.
PMCID: PMC3453326

Voice recognition—An emerging necessity within radiology: Experiences of the Massachusetts General Hospital


Voice recognition represents a technology that is finally ready for prime time use. As radiology services continue to acquire a larger percentage of the shrinking health-care dollar, decreasing operating costs and improved services will become a necessity. The benefits of voice recognition implementation are significant, as are the challenges. This report will discuss the technology, experiences of a major health-care institution with implementation, and potential benefits for the radiology practice.

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