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Clinical evaluation of new workflow-efficient image processing for digital radiography
Author(s): Lori L. Barski; Mary Couwenhoven; Xiaohui Wang; Lynn Fletcher-Heath; Michael Dupin; Douglas S. Katz; Anita P. Price; Anca -Onca Kranz; A. Orlando Ortiz; Betty Motroni; Lily Belfi; David H. Foos
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Paper Abstract

An observer study was conducted on a randomly selected sampling of 152 digital projection radiographs of varying body parts obtained from four medical institutions for the purpose of assessing a new workflow-efficient imageprocessing framework. Five rendering treatments were compared to measure the performance of a new processing algorithm against the control condition. A key feature of the new image processing is the capability of processing without specifying the exam. Randomized image pairs were presented at a softcopy workstation equipped with two diagnosticquality flat-panel monitors. Five board-certified radiologists and one radiology resident independently reviewed each image pair blinded to the specific processing used and provided a diagnostic-quality rating using a subjective rank-order scale for each image. In addition, a relative preference rating was used to indicate rendering preference. Aggregate results indicate that the new fully automated processing is preferred (sign test for median = 0 (α = 0.05): p < 0.0001 preference in favor of the control).

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 March 2007
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 6515, Medical Imaging 2007: Image Perception, Observer Performance, and Technology Assessment, 65151R (21 March 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.710191
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Lori L. Barski, Eastman Kodak Co. (United States)
Mary Couwenhoven, Eastman Kodak Co. (United States)
Xiaohui Wang, Eastman Kodak Co. (United States)
Lynn Fletcher-Heath, Eastman Kodak Co. (United States)
Michael Dupin, Consultant (United States)
Douglas S. Katz, Winthrop-Univ. Hospital (United States)
Anita P. Price, Winthrop-Univ. Hospital (United States)
Anca -Onca Kranz, Winthrop-Univ. Hospital (United States)
A. Orlando Ortiz, Winthrop-Univ. Hospital (United States)
Betty Motroni, Winthrop-Univ. Hospital (United States)
Lily Belfi, Winthrop-Univ. Hospital (United States)
David H. Foos, Eastman Kodak Co. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6515:
Medical Imaging 2007: Image Perception, Observer Performance, and Technology Assessment
Yulei Jiang; Berkman Sahiner, Editor(s)

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