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Efficient user interaction for clinical diagnosis using digital volume images
Linköping University, Department of Science and Technology.
2008 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Medical imaging is going through a continuous development leading to more available information for the reviewing doctors. The information is a powerful tool in the strive to make reliable diagnosis but it can also be a challenge for the doctor to make use of all the information. This thesis investigates if the computer-based review workplace can be made more efficient using other input devices than the traditional mouse and keyboard. To acquire knowledge about the existing user interactions six interviews have been conducted at two Swedish hospitals. In the thesis a 3D mouse has been integrated into Sectra's review workstation to show what value a complementary device can bring.

The interviews show that the doctors are quite satisfied with the existing workplace but there are areas of improvement. This together with the integration of the 3D mouse gives a hint about the complexity of finding a device that adds enough value to take place on the reviewing doctor's desk.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Institutionen för teknik och naturvetenskap , 2008. , 44 p.
Keyword [en]
3D, User interaction, input device, clinical review
National Category
Media and Communications
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-12346ISRN: LiU-ITN-TEK-A--08/088--SEOAI: diva2:18549
2008-06-17, Vrannesalen, CMIV, Universitetssjukhuset, Linköping, 14:00 (English)
Available from: 2008-06-27 Created: 2008-06-27Bibliographically approved

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