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Evaluation Of The Diagnostic Performance Of A Multimedia Medical Communications System.
Author(s): J. Robertson; M. Coristine; M. Goldberg; C. Beeton; G. Belanger; J. Tombaugh; N. Hickey; S. Millward; M. Davis; D. Whittingham
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Paper Abstract

The central concern of radiologists when evaluating Picture Archiving Communication System (PACS) is the diagnostic performance of digital images compared to the original analog versions of the same images. Considerable work has been done comparing the ROC curves of various types of digital systems to the corresponding analog systems for the detection of specific phantoms or diseases. Although the studies may notify the radiologists that for a specific lesion a digital system may perform as well as the analog system, it tells the radiologists very little about the impact on diagnostic performance of a digital system in the general practice of radiology. We describe in this paper an alternative method for evaluating the diagnostic performance of a digital system and a preliminary experiment we conducted to test the methodology.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 May 1989
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 1093, Medical Imaging III: PACS System Design and Evaluation, (25 May 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.953314
Show Author Affiliations
J. Robertson, University of Ottawa Medical Communications Research Centre (Canada)
M. Coristine, Carleton University (Canada)
M. Goldberg, University of Ottawa Medical Communications Research Centre (Canada)
C. Beeton, Bell Northern Research (Canada)
G. Belanger, Ottawa Civic Hospital (Canada)
J. Tombaugh, Carleton University (Canada)
N. Hickey, Ottawa Civic Hospital (Canada)
S. Millward, Ottawa Civic Hospital (Canada)
M. Davis, Ottawa Civic Hospital (Canada)
D. Whittingham, Ottawa Civic Hospital (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1093:
Medical Imaging III: PACS System Design and Evaluation
Samuel J. Dwyer III; R. Gilbert Jost M.D.; Roger H. Schneider, Editor(s)

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