Perception research in medical imaging

Manning, David, Gale, Alastair and Krupinski, E.A. (2005) Perception research in medical imaging. The British Journal of Radiography, 78 (932). pp. 683-685. Full text not available from this repository.

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The function of medical imaging is to provide information
and to reduce diagnostic uncertainty. Radiological
information takes many forms including the spatial
distributions of attenuation coefficients, acoustic impedances,
proton densities, radiopharmaceutical concentrations
and so on. The precision with which the information
is presented also continues to be refined so the images
produced now give outstanding reproduction of structures
and functional location. All this gives a technical state of
the art that could barely have been imagined a few decades
ago. But radiology is highly practical. We use images to
make inferences about the state of the health of patients
and we judge the success of an imaging technique not just
on the images themselves but on the radiologist’s
performance and its effect on patient management [1].
So the success of medical imaging depends on a subjective
notion of image quality that is often difficult to define an on factors that influence the ability of the observer to
interpret the information.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: The British Journal of Radiography
Publisher: The British Institute of Radiology
ISSN: Print: 0007-1285 Online: 1748-880X
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Departments: Faculty of Health and Science > Medical and Sports Sciences > Health and Medical Sciences
Depositing User: Insight Administrator
Date Deposited: 07 May 2010 16:28
Last Modified: 26 Aug 2016 16:08

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