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Digital Image Display Station Performance Requirements Based on Physician Experience with a Prototype System
Author(s): Paul Fisher; Brent Grover; Gerhard Brauer; Gordon Ritchie
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Paper Abstract

The authors report on observations of, and interviews with, physicians using a prototype digital image display and reporting station. While the users generally agree that image quality is clinically satisfactory they are unanimous in their opinion that improvements in the man-machine interface are required before case review by this mechanism is clinically acceptable in a production environment. A model image and information user interface is presented. It was developed in answer to the needs of radiologists and referring physicians operating in the imaging department of a community acute care facility. In such an environment images and related information must be communicated quickly and often simultaneously to different parts of the department and hospital. The user interface to the management system and the management system itself must address the varied functions and the needs of both the medical and clerical staff that perform them. Image enhancement processes, for example, must be restricted to those which quickly provide significantly more perceivable diagnostic information. Little used processes that may occupy significant portions of the display and the console's computing power must be trimmed or eliminated.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 May 1989
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 1091, Medical Imaging III: Image Capture and Display, (8 May 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.976468
Show Author Affiliations
Paul Fisher, The University of Victoria (Canada)
Brent Grover, The University of Victoria (Canada)
Gerhard Brauer, The University of Victoria (Canada)
Gordon Ritchie, Victoria General Hospital (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1091:
Medical Imaging III: Image Capture and Display
Samuel J. Dwyer; R. Gilbert Jost; Roger H. Schneider, Editor(s)

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