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Title: Design for user efficiency in a dedicated ICU viewing station
Authors: Bellon, Erwin ×
Feron, M
Marchal, Guy
Suetens, Paul
Van den Bosch, Bart
Bogaert, Jan
Verschakelen, Johny
Schetz, Miet
Lauwers, Peter
Oosterlinck, André #
Issue Date: Apr-1994
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Series Title: Medical informatics vol:19 issue:2 pages:161-170
Abstract: The intensive care unit (ICU) is one application where significant benefit is expected from the use of digital technology in the acquisition, management and presentation of images. However, the potential benefits should not be outweighed by disadvantages of current digital technology. One of the bottlenecks is the efficiency of image viewing using a workstation, especially if this viewing station is implemented using affordable commonly available hardware. In this paper we describe the design concepts of a relatively low-cost but efficient viewing station for chest images, and discuss clinical experience with this system at an ICU ward. The user interface has been optimized towards the specific patterns of ICU image viewing. By anticipating user requests and preparing images during idle times of the computer, the mean image access time could be reduced by a factor of 4, while most images could be presented instantaneously. Information from the hospital information system (HIS) is exploited in the user interface, and a simplified PAC-HIS coupling has been implemented for the simultaneous presentation of images and reports.
ISSN: 0307-7640
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Radiology
Rheumatology Section (-)
Computer Sciences in the Medical Field (-)
Laboratory of Intensive Care Medicine
Electrical Engineering - miscellaneous
ESAT - PSI, Processing Speech and Images
Translational MRI (+)
Academic Centre for Nursing and Midwifery
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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