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Comparison Of A Digital Workstation And A Film Alternator
Author(s): Kevin M. McNeill; George W. Seeley; Kris Maloney; Laurie Fajardo; Mark Kozik
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Paper Abstract

In the Department of Radiology at the University of Arizona investigation of the interaction of Radiologists with digital workstations is conducted by the User Interface Study Group. Using the Arizona Viewing Console we have conducted an experiment to compare one digital workstation with reading done at a film alternator (also known as a rotator). A model consisting of distinct phases of activity was developed to describe alternator reading process. From this model software was developed for the Arizona Viewing Console to approximate the process. Radiologists were then video taped reading similar sets of cases at each workstation and the tapes were analyzed for frequency of hand movements and time required for each phase of the process. The information gathered provides a comparison between alternator reading and reading at a digital workstation. This paper describes the reading process, the model and its approximation on the digital workstation, as well as the analysis of the video tapes.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 June 1988
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 0914, Medical Imaging II, (27 June 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.968731
Show Author Affiliations
Kevin M. McNeill, The University of Arizona (United States)
George W. Seeley, The University of Arizona (United States)
Kris Maloney, The University of Arizona (United States)
Laurie Fajardo, The University of Arizona (United States)
Mark Kozik, The University of Arizona (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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