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Radiographic Viewing Conditions
Author(s): Stephen Balter; Murray L . Janower
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Paper Abstract

The preparation of a radiograph with adequate contrast and resolution does not in itself assure the transfer of the infor-mation necessary for a medical diagnosis. The last physically describable event in the complex chain of events, which constitute the radiological examination, is that of the viewing of the finished radiographs by the radiologist. If the viewing condi tions are substandard, there is a possibility of losing the diagnostic information at this late stage in the examination. Although radiographic viewing conditions are critical to the entire examination process, they have not been subject to extensive human factors engineering studies. In this paper we will describe radiographic film viewing at our institution, and we will discuss some of the problems inherent in such a task,

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 May 1974
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 0043, Application of Optical Instrumentation in Medicine II, (1 May 1974); doi: 10.1117/12.953917
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Stephen Balter, St. Vincent Hospital (United States)
Murray L . Janower, St. Vincent Hospital (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0043:
Application of Optical Instrumentation in Medicine II
William R. Hendee; William C. Zarnstorff, Editor(s)

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