Clinical Experience with a Multimedia Workstation at the Ottawa Civic Hospital, Canada

  • M. Goldberg
  • G. Bélanger
  • J. Tombaugh
  • R. Dillon
  • J. Robertson
  • M. Coristine
  • J. Mastronardi
  • C. Beeton
Conference paper
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 74)

Abstract

The design and implementation of a multimedia workstation capable of handling images, voice, graphics and other computer data for radiological applications is described. This workstation is part of a multimedia communications system that was implemented by a multi-disciplinary, multi-institutional team of researchers. The system was installed in a large teaching hospital affiliated with the University of Ottawa, Canada and underwent extensive clinical evaluations. In the paper we describe the design and evaluation process for the user interface to the workstation.

Keywords

Medical image processing user interface human-machine interaction PACS 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Goldberg
    • 1
  • G. Bélanger
    • 2
  • J. Tombaugh
    • 4
  • R. Dillon
    • 4
  • J. Robertson
    • 1
  • M. Coristine
    • 4
  • J. Mastronardi
    • 3
  • C. Beeton
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Electrical EngineeringUniversity of Ottawa Medical Communications Research CentreOttawaCanada
  2. 2.Department of Radiological SciencesOttawa Civic HospitalOttawaCanada
  3. 3.Bell-Northern ResearchOttawaCanada
  4. 4.Department of PsychologyCarleton UniversityOttawaCanada

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