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Implementation and experiences with a minimal GUI diagnostic display station
Author(s): Charles D. Stockham; Wayne Thornton DeJarnette; V. H. Levy; Jim F. McConkey; Alan Orth; Sundar Kinglsey
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Paper Abstract

The authors developed a diagnostic radiology display station that makes use of a minimal GUI. The display paradigm is based on concepts identified by Krupinski and other sand the authors' experience with earlier display stations both in the military and commercial environments. A comparison with this display paradigm and the more common paradigms in use in current commercial display will be given. The advantages and disadvantages of each will be discussed. The display station was implemented using off the shelf hardware and software components. It is based on the Windows NT operating system. The software supports up to four monitors in a portrait configuration with a resolution of 2.5K X 2K. The display station presents the radiologist with a dark and non-distracting reading background. It supports the most frequently used display operations through a mouse interface, without standard GUI icons, buttons, menus and lists. Display of reports and reading lists is supported via commercial HIS/RIS interface engines. Clinical usage result from a beta test at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania will be presented. Early results indicate that the minimal GUI paradigm improves workflow and increases reading speed. However, the improvement in workflow was out- weighted by the display station's lack of integration with a HIS/RIS.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 July 1999
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 3662, Medical Imaging 1999: PACS Design and Evaluation: Engineering and Clinical Issues, (18 July 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.352757
Show Author Affiliations
Charles D. Stockham, Columbia Scientific Inc. (United States)
Wayne Thornton DeJarnette, DeJarnette Research Systems Inc. (United States)
V. H. Levy, Columbia Scientific Inc. (United States)
Jim F. McConkey, Columbia Scientific Inc. (United States)
Alan Orth, DeJarnette Research Systems, Inc. (United States)
Sundar Kinglsey, DeJarnette Research Systems, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3662:
Medical Imaging 1999: PACS Design and Evaluation: Engineering and Clinical Issues
G. James Blaine; Steven C. Horii M.D., Editor(s)

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