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Imaginer: graphical user interface for automated analysis of emission images
Author(s): Carolyn T. Wick; Christine J. Dykstra; Ronald Harrop; M. Stella Atkins
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Paper Abstract

Imaginer is a graphical user interface currently being developed for automated analysis of emission images. It will be the first application to implement a new feature extraction method of contiguous volume analysis on an unlimited number of image formats. Its development was prompted by the desire to simplify the steps involved in that analysis and to improve visualization and interpretation of results through a graphical user interface. This paper discusses difficulties that have arisen in generalizing the method of contiguous volume analysis to work with an unlimited number of image formats, as well as in abstracting the visualization techniques to effectively represent all types of data used during analysis. Issues in creating a flexible, intuitive, and extensible user interface for scientific investigation and clinical use are discussed, along with several usability issues that have arisen during development. Prototypes of Imaginer and its software components are described. Designed for ease of use, flexibility, extensibility and portability, Imaginer will enable users to assess the appropriateness of this method of feature extraction for various clinical and research purposes, and to use it in contexts for which it is found to be appropriate.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 April 1995
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2431, Medical Imaging 1995: Image Display, (27 April 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.207651
Show Author Affiliations
Carolyn T. Wick, Simon Fraser Univ. (Canada)
Christine J. Dykstra, Simon Fraser Univ. (Canada)
Ronald Harrop, Simon Fraser Univ. (Canada)
M. Stella Atkins, Simon Fraser Univ. (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2431:
Medical Imaging 1995: Image Display
Yongmin Kim, Editor(s)

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