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An Eclectic Look At Viewing Station Design
Author(s): Steven C. Horii; Howard N. Horii; Philip Kowalski
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Paper Abstract

Imaging workstations for radiology would be used by radiologists for a number of hours each day. Such long use demands a good ergonomic design of the workstation in order to avoid user fatigue and frustration. The film-and-viewbox methods presently in use have evolved over the years since radiography became a diagnostic tool. The result of this evolution is that, despite the problems of film, the ergonomics of film reading and reporting is quite mature. This paper will use a somewhat lighthearted look at workstation design using the ideas of well-known architects and designers to illustrate points which should be considered when implementing electronic viewing systems. Examples will also be drawn from non-radiologic environments in which the user is presented with visual information for his or her integration.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 June 1988
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 0914, Medical Imaging II, (27 June 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.968730
Show Author Affiliations
Steven C. Horii, N.Y.U. Medical Center (United States)
Howard N. Horii, The Grad Partnership (United States)
Philip Kowalski, The Grad Partnership (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0914:
Medical Imaging II
Samuel J. Dwyer; Roger H. Schneider; Roger H. Schneider; Samuel J. Dwyer; Samuel J. Dwyer; Roger H. Schneider, Editor(s)

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