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Observer productivity reading full-field-of-view digital mammograms: an evaluation of a softcopy workstation supported by a high-capacity high-performance display buffer
Author(s): Peter E. Shile; Tatsuya Fujii; Vivin Ramamurthy; G. James Blaine; Jerome R. Cox; R. Gilbert Jost
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Paper Abstract

This study examines an image navigation system designed for a digital workstation supported by a high-capacity, high performance video frame buffer. We compare the time required for mammographers to identify and assess changes in targets imbedded in digital mammograms viewed on the workstation compared to the time required for the same task on laser printed film viewed on a multiviewer. Preliminary results indicate that mammography screening studies can be analyzed as quickly on softcopy as on hardcopy. However, affordable hardware that supports this type of image navigation remains an important problem.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 May 1997
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 3035, Medical Imaging 1997: PACS Design and Evaluation: Engineering and Clinical Issues, (22 May 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.274582
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Peter E. Shile, Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology/Washington Univ. School of Medicine (United States)
Tatsuya Fujii, NTT Optical Network Systems Labs. (Japan)
Vivin Ramamurthy, Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology/Washington Univ. School of Medicine (United States)
G. James Blaine, Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology/Washington Univ. School of Medicine (United States)
Jerome R. Cox, Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology/Washington Univ. School of Medicine (United States)
R. Gilbert Jost, Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology/Washington Univ. School of Medicine (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3035:
Medical Imaging 1997: PACS Design and Evaluation: Engineering and Clinical Issues
Steven C. Horii; G. James Blaine, Editor(s)

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