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ViewDEX: A java-based software for presentation and evaluation of medical images in observer performance studies
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Paper Abstract

Observer performance studies are time-consuming tasks, both for the participating observers and for the scientists collecting and analyzing the data. A possible way to optimize such studies is to perform the study in a completely digital environment. A software tool - ViewDEX (Viewer for Digital Evaluation of X-ray images) - has been developed in Java, enabling it to function on almost any computer. ViewDEX is a DICOM-compatible software tool that can be used to display medical images with simultaneous registration of the observer's response. ViewDEX is designed so that the user in a simple way can alter the types of questions and images presented to the observers, enabling ROC, MAFC and visual grading studies to be conducted in a fast and efficient way. The software can also be used for bench marking and for educational purposes. The results from each observer are saved in a log file, which can be exported for further analysis. The software is freely available for non-commercial purposes.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 March 2007
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6509, Medical Imaging 2007: Visualization and Image-Guided Procedures, 65091R (22 March 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.709768
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Markus Håkansson, Södra Älvsborgs Sjukhus, Borås (Sweden)
Göteborg Univ. (Sweden)
Sune Svensson, Sahlgrenska Univ. Hospital (Sweden)
Magnus Båth, Göteborg Univ. (Sweden)
Sahlgrenska Univ. Hospital (Sweden)
Lars Gunnar Månsson, Göteborg Univ. (Sweden)
Sahlgrenska Univ. Hospital (Sweden)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6509:
Medical Imaging 2007: Visualization and Image-Guided Procedures
Kevin R. Cleary; Michael I. Miga, Editor(s)

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