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Impact of patient photos on visual search during radiograph interpretation
Author(s): Elizabeth A. Krupinski; Kimberly Applegate; Ariadne DeSimone; Alex Chung; Srini Tridandanpani
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Paper Abstract

To increase detection of mislabeled medical imaging studies evidence shows it may be useful to include patient photographs during interpretation. This study examined how inclusion of photos impacts visual search. Ten radiologists viewed 21 chest radiographs with and without a photo of the patient while search was recorded. Their task was to note tube/line placement. Eye-tracking data revealed that presence of the photo reduced the number of fixations and total dwell on the chest image as a result of periodically looking at the photo. Average preference for having photos was 6.10 on 0-10 scale and neck and chest were preferred areas.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 March 2016
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 9787, Medical Imaging 2016: Image Perception, Observer Performance, and Technology Assessment, 978719 (24 March 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2207801
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Elizabeth A. Krupinski, Emory Univ. (United States)
Kimberly Applegate, Emory Univ. (United States)
Ariadne DeSimone, Emory Univ. (United States)
Alex Chung, Emory Univ. (United States)
Srini Tridandanpani, Emory Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9787:
Medical Imaging 2016: Image Perception, Observer Performance, and Technology Assessment
Craig K. Abbey; Matthew A. Kupinski, Editor(s)

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