The effect of computer-aided detection markers on visual search and reader performance during concurrent reading of CT colonography

Helbren, Emma, Fanshawe, Thomas R., Phillips, Peter, Mallett, Susan, Boone, Darren, Gale, Alastair, Altman, Douglas G., Taylor, Stuart A., Manning, David and Halligan, Steve (2015) The effect of computer-aided detection markers on visual search and reader performance during concurrent reading of CT colonography. European Radiology, 25 (6). pp. 1570-1578. Full text not available from this repository.

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00330-014-3569-z

Abstract

Objective: We aimed to identify the effect of computer-aided detection (CAD) on visual search and performance in CT Colonography (CTC) of inexperienced and experienced readers.

Methods: Fifteen endoluminal CTC examinations were recorded, each with one polyp, and two videos were generated, one with and one without a CAD mark. Forty-two readers (17 experienced, 25 inexperienced) interpreted the videos during infrared visual search recording. CAD markers and polyps were treated as regions of interest in data processing. This multi-reader, multi-case study was analysed using multilevel modelling.

Results: CAD drew readers’ attention to polyps faster, accelerating identification times: median ‘time to first pursuit’ was 0.48 s (IQR 0.27 to 0.87 s) with CAD, versus 0.58 s (IQR 0.35 to 1.06 s) without. For inexperienced readers, CAD also held visual attention for longer. All visual search metrics used to assess visual gaze behaviour demonstrated statistically significant differences when “with” and “without” CAD were compared. A significant increase in the number of correct polyp identifications across all readers was seen with CAD (74 % without CAD, 87 % with CAD; p < 0.001).

Conclusions: CAD significantly alters visual search and polyp identification in readers viewing three-dimensional endoluminal CTC. For polyp and CAD marker pursuit times, CAD generally exerted a larger effect on inexperienced readers.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: European Radiology
Publisher: Springer Verlag for European Society of Radiology
ISSN: 1432-1084
Departments: Faculty of Health and Science > Medical and Sports Sciences > Health and Medical Sciences
Depositing User: Insight Administrator
Date Deposited: 21 Mar 2016 14:25
Last Modified: 06 Oct 2017 14:41
URI: http://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/2039

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