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Radiology workstation for mammography: preliminary observations, eyetracker studies, and design
Author(s): David Volk Beard; Richard Eugene Johnston; Etta D. Pisano; Bradley M. Hemminger; Stephen M. Pizer
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Paper Abstract

For the last four years, the UNC FilmPlane project has focused on constructing a radiology workstation facilitating CT interpretations equivalent to those with film and viewbox. Interpretation of multiple CT studies was originally chosen because handling such large numbers of images was considered to be one of the most difficult tasks that could be performed with a workstation. The authors extend the FilmPlane design to address mammography. The high resolution and contrast demands coupled with the number of images often cross- compared make mammography a difficult challenge for the workstation designer. This paper presents the results of preliminary work with workstation interpretation of mammography. Background material is presented to justify why the authors believe electronic mammographic workstations could improve health care delivery. The results of several observation sessions and a preliminary eyetracker study of multiple-study mammography interpretations are described. Finally, tentative conclusions of what a mammographic workstation might look like and how it would meet clinical demand to be effective are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 July 1991
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 1446, Medical Imaging V: PACS Design and Evaluation, (1 July 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.45284
Show Author Affiliations
David Volk Beard, Univ. of North Carolina/Chapel Hill (United States)
Richard Eugene Johnston, Univ. of North Carolina/Chapel Hill (United States)
Etta D. Pisano, Univ. of North Carolina/Chapel Hill (United States)
Bradley M. Hemminger, Univ. of North Carolina/Chapel Hill (United States)
Stephen M. Pizer, Univ. of North Carolina/Chapel Hill (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1446:
Medical Imaging V: PACS Design and Evaluation

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