Impact of patient photos on visual search during radiograph interpretation

Elizabeth A Krupinski, Kimberly Applegate, Ariadne Desimone, Alex Chung, Srini Tridandanpani

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Abstract

To increase detection of mislabeled medical imaging studies evidence shows it may be useful to include patient photographs during interpretation. This study examined how inclusion of photos impacts visual search. Ten radiologists viewed 21 chest radiographs with and without a photo of the patient while search was recorded. Their task was to note tube/line placement. Eye-tracking data revealed that presence of the photo reduced the number of fixations and total dwell on the chest image as a result of periodically looking at the photo. Average preference for having photos was 6.10 on 0-10 scale and neck and chest were preferred areas.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMedical Imaging 2016: Image Perception, Observer Performance, and Technology Assessment
PublisherSPIE
Volume9787
ISBN (Electronic)9781510600225
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes
EventMedical Imaging 2016: Image Perception, Observer Performance, and Technology Assessment - San Diego, United States
Duration: Mar 2 2016Mar 3 2016

Other

OtherMedical Imaging 2016: Image Perception, Observer Performance, and Technology Assessment
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego
Period3/2/163/3/16

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Keywords

  • Lines
  • Photographs
  • Radiographs
  • Tubes
  • Visual search

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Biomaterials
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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Krupinski, E. A., Applegate, K., Desimone, A., Chung, A., & Tridandanpani, S. (2016). Impact of patient photos on visual search during radiograph interpretation. In Medical Imaging 2016: Image Perception, Observer Performance, and Technology Assessment (Vol. 9787). [978719] SPIE. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2207801