A Novel Workflow-Centric Breast MRI Reading Prototype Utilizing Multitouch Gestures
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.
KeywordsMobile Device Display Device Touch Interaction Diagnostic Reading Tool Menu
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