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Predicting PACS Colt Sole Requirements From Radiologists' Reading Habits
Author(s): Diane C. Rogers; R.Eugene Johnston; Brad Brenton; E. V. Staab; Bob Thompson; J. R. Perry
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Paper Abstract

In order to define and direct our research efforts toward the development of an effective and efficient PACS display console,we have begun a series of observational studies of radiologists' reading patterns of CT images displayed on film. Preliminary findings indicate that a three-stage process occurs. In each stage specific behaviors have been identified, and some preliminary quantitative aspects have been determined. Depending on the stage when they occur, individual behaviors may serve multiple and/or different functions. We suggest that while certain functions may be necessary, certain specific behaviors might better be replaced by other behaviors. It appears that the manner in which radiologists read hardcopy is, in part, due to habit and, in part, due to limitations imposed by the image display modality. These habits may not necessarily be efficient or necessary with an electronic display. Radiologists have accepted the constraints imposed on them by film, and developed reading habits to operate within these constraints. Guided by our preliminary data, we are developing our concepts of what are the essential requirements of a PACS display.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 September 1985
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0536, 3rd Intl Conf on Picture Archiving and Communication Systems, (16 September 1985); doi: 10.1117/12.947334
Show Author Affiliations
Diane C. Rogers, University of North Carolina (United States)
R.Eugene Johnston, University of North Carolina (United States)
Brad Brenton, University of North Carolina (United States)
E. V. Staab, University of North Carolina (United States)
Bob Thompson, University of North Carolina (United States)
J. R. Perry, University of North Carolina (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0536:
3rd Intl Conf on Picture Archiving and Communication Systems
Samuel J. Dwyer; Robert J. Schneider, Editor(s)

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