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User interface optimization in a radiography display console
Author(s): Fred M. Behlen; Douglas Sluis; Heber MacMahon; Maryellen Lissak Giger; Kenneth R. Hoffmann; Kunio Doi
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Paper Abstract

Radiologist productivity has been a major factor limiting the acceptance of soft copy image displays. This situation is particularly acute in projection radiography. Three principal factors contribute to radiologist productivity: image quality, the user interface and system response time. These factors are not completely separable. In particular, it is difficult to optimize the user interface when system response times are a major limiting factor. A newly developed high speed multi-screen display system has enabled further refinement of the user interface into the subsecond regime. The present work focuses on optimizing control of zoom, roam and gray scale windowing. We describe the clinical optimization protocol and the user interface evolved therefrom. We also discuss the subjective impressions of the radiologists involved.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 July 1992
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 1654, Medical Imaging VI: PACS Design and Evaluation, (1 July 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.60297
Show Author Affiliations
Fred M. Behlen, Laboratory Automation Inc. (United States)
Douglas Sluis, Laboratory Automation Inc. (United States)
Heber MacMahon, Univ. of Chicago (United States)
Maryellen Lissak Giger, Univ. of Chicago (United States)
Kenneth R. Hoffmann, Univ. of Chicago (United States)
Kunio Doi, Univ. of Chicago (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1654:
Medical Imaging VI: PACS Design and Evaluation
R. Gilbert Jost M.D., Editor(s)

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