I use Dragon when I dictate my grosses. It took me about one month to get
it up to around a 90% accuracy rate. Of course, anyone with a Texas drawl
and Boston accent might have problems. Sometimes it does get frustrating
when you say 4 and it types for. For some reason, which I haven't figured
out yet, my system gets stuck on these words. When I say "serially
sectioned" it always types "Serially section" no matter how many times I
It does learn your speech pattern after awhile. At first, when I said
"weighs" it would type "ways", but now, the program searches the entire
sentence and pulls the correct spelling. The system works well with
Microsoft Word. I can give it commands like "bold", indent one tab, etc.
It is slow at first and you want to through it in the trash, but it is a
learning curve for you and the program. I like it because the
transcriptionist can open the documents and cut and paste to the final
reports. It does save a lot of time.
Joe Nocito BS, HT (ASCP) QIHC
Pathology Reference Lab
San Antonio, Texas
----- Original Message -----
From: "D. Mayhew"
Sent: Wednesday, January 15, 2003 2:57 PM
> Dear Histonetters,
> Does anybody have any experience with Dragon voice recognition software
> gross and/or microscopic dictation ? If so, could I have your opinion
> its pros and cons, and how long it takes to train the system to
> each voice, etc. Is there any advantage to using the Medical vs. the
> Standard version?
> Thanks in advance for any help.
> Lee Mayhew MLT
> Niagara Health System
> St. Catharines, Ontario
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