29 March 2013 Comparison study of five different display modalities for whole slide images in surgical pathology and cytopathology in Europe
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Proceedings Volume 8676, Medical Imaging 2013: Digital Pathology; 86760K (2013) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2001594
Event: SPIE Medical Imaging, 2013, Lake Buena Vista (Orlando Area), Florida, United States
User experience with viewing images in pathology is crucial for accurate interpretation and diagnosis. With digital pathology, images are being read on a display system, and this poses new types of questions: such as what is the difference in terms of pixelation, refresh lag or obscured features compared to an optical microscope. Is there a resultant change in user performance in terms of speed of slide review, perception of adequacy and quality or in diagnostic confidence? A prior psychophysical study was carried out comparing various display modalities on whole slide imaging (WSI) in pathology at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) in the USA. This prior study compared professional and non-professional grade display modalities and highlighted the importance of using a medical grade display to view pathological digital images. This study was duplicated in Europe at the Department of Pathology in Erasme Hospital (Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB)) in an attempt to corroborate these findings. Digital WSI with corresponding glass slides of 58 cases including surgical pathology and cytopathology slides of varying difficulty were employed. Similar non-professional and professional grade display modalities were compared to an optical microscope (Olympus BX51). Displays ranged from a laptop (DELL Latitude D620), to a consumer grade display (DELL E248WFPb), to two professional grade monitors (Eizo CG245W and Barco MDCC-6130). Three pathologists were selected from the Department of Pathology in Erasme Hospital (ULB) in Belgium to view and interpret the pathological images on these different displays. The results show that non-professional grade displays (laptop and consumer) have inferior user experience compared to professional grade monitors and the optical microscope.
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Nicky D'Haene, Nicky D'Haene, Calliope Maris, Calliope Maris, Sandrine Rorive, Sandrine Rorive, Xavier Moles Lopez, Xavier Moles Lopez, Johan Rostang, Johan Rostang, Cédric Marchessoux, Cédric Marchessoux, Liron Pantanowitz, Liron Pantanowitz, Anil V. Parwani, Anil V. Parwani, Isabelle Salmon, Isabelle Salmon, "Comparison study of five different display modalities for whole slide images in surgical pathology and cytopathology in Europe", Proc. SPIE 8676, Medical Imaging 2013: Digital Pathology, 86760K (29 March 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2001594; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2001594

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