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User-Interface and Operators: Evolution in the Perception of Computed Tomography (CT)

  • Oronzo Parlangeli
  • Alessandra Giani
  • Margherita Bracci
  • Ilaria Bonanno
  • Antonio Conte
  • Veronica Del Priore
  • Anna Di Genova
  • Angela Lucia
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 822)

Abstract

Computed tomography (CT) is the most used clinical examination to produce cross-sectional images of the body. The main objective of the study reported here is to analyze the CT operators’ perceptions in relation to the evolution of the technology they use, with a specific focus on the usability of the user interface. The study is based on the consideration that the performance of the whole man–machine system is strictly dependent on the perception/experience that the operator has of the machine. To this aim, current opinions expressed by 6 operators have been compared to those collected in a study conducted in 2011. Results reveal a high level of satisfaction with the technology in use, but the hope for a even better operability in the future, which was expressed in 2011, seems to be no longer valid today.

Keywords

Computed tomography CT Perceptions Situation awareness User experience HMI Healthcare CT operators 

Notes

Acknowledgements

The Authors would like to thank the operators who with competence, courtesy, sensitivity, and availability, took part in this study. Our admiration goes to them, as they perform every day a very precious work.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Oronzo Parlangeli
    • 1
  • Alessandra Giani
    • 2
  • Margherita Bracci
    • 1
  • Ilaria Bonanno
    • 1
  • Antonio Conte
    • 1
  • Veronica Del Priore
    • 1
  • Anna Di Genova
    • 1
  • Angela Lucia
    • 1
  1. 1.Università degli Studi di SienaSienaItaly
  2. 2.Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria SeneseSienaItaly

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