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A Novel Workflow-Centric Breast MRI Reading Prototype Utilizing Multitouch Gestures

  • Markus Harz
  • Felix Ritter
  • Simon Benten
  • Kathy Schilling
  • Heinz-Otto Peitgen
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7361)

Abstract

We propose a novel paradigm for clinical diagnostic software using a mobile multi-touch device for user interaction and dedicated monitors for image display. We show a demonstrator implementing a workflow-based breast MRI reading system tailored to multi-touch interaction. The demonstrator explores the feasibility of touch interaction for diagnostic reading of MRI patient cases. We show a patient-centric, workflow-oriented concept that is arranged around a multi-touch capable hybrid input-output device.

In this contribution we introduce clinically useful concepts of the demonstrator. Firstly, a mechanism that we dubbed location awareness takes care of security issues. Reading is supported by (1) a patient browser with graphical patient history and cancer risk factors; (2) a workflow concept using hanging protocols; (3) dedicated ROI definition, annotation, and measurement tools using multi-touch gestures. Gesture concepts and interaction paradigms are introduced for intuitive user experiences while maintaining accuracy.

Keywords

Mobile Device Display Device Touch Interaction Diagnostic Reading Tool Menu 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Markus Harz
    • 1
  • Felix Ritter
    • 1
  • Simon Benten
    • 1
  • Kathy Schilling
    • 2
  • Heinz-Otto Peitgen
    • 1
  1. 1.Fraunhofer MEVISBremenGermany
  2. 2.Boca Raton Regional HospitalBoca RatonU.S.A.

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