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24 March 2016 Impact of patient photos on visual search during radiograph interpretation
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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.
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Elizabeth A. Krupinski, Kimberly Applegate, Ariadne DeSimone, Alex Chung, and Srini Tridandanpani "Impact of patient photos on visual search during radiograph interpretation", Proc. SPIE 9787, Medical Imaging 2016: Image Perception, Observer Performance, and Technology Assessment, 978719 (24 March 2016);

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