Biomedical Image Analysis Research- A Perceptionist’s Approach

BRIC Seminar Series -- Presentation by Elizabeth Krupinski, Ph.D. - Research Professor, Medical Imaging, University of Arizona

When Nov 13, 2013
from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM
Where 1131 Bioinformatics
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Contact Phone 919-966-4397
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Medical imaging has grown immensely in the past few decades as a result of radiology going primarily digital and other clinical specialties adopting telemedicine to extend medical services to those in medically underserved areas, which entails increased use of medical imaging. In order to optimize the clinicians’ ability to interpret these images and render appropriate diagnoses and management decisions, we need to optimize not only image acquisition and transmission but the presentation of these images as well. In radiology we have a long history of display optimization research, but even today we are challenged with display issues as radiology departments are searching for lower cost options than high-performance medical grade displays, looking instead towards commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) color displays and even mobile platforms. In other clinical specialties such as digital pathology, teledermatoloy and teleophthalmology color displays critical yet there is no universally accepted method for calibrating these displays for optimal viewing and diagnosis. This talk will address some of the important image display issues from the perspective of the user, taking into the human perceptual and cognitive systems that are engaged in the interpretation process. The impact of reader fatigue in the digital reading environment will also be addressed.

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