Image perception at SPIE - Did you see what i saw?

Elizabeth A. Krupinski

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


The Image Perception & Performance Conference has not been a track in the SPIE Medical Imaging Meeting for 40 years, but has been an integral part of the meeting since its inception in 1994 in a variety of ways. Everything discussed at the SPIE Medical Imaging meeting, whether overtly discussed or implied, relates back to one fundamental idea - developing better tools for radiologists and other clinicians to render more effective and efficient diagnostic decisions. Thus image perception and observer performance issues are fundamental to the medical imaging field. This poster highlights some of the trends observed since 1994 years at the SPIE Medical Imaging meeting as they relate specifically to the Image Perception & Performance Conference. The Image Perception track has covered a wide variety of areas, including Methods for Assessing Performance, Mathematical Observer Modeling, Human-Computer Interface & Ergonomics, Eye-Tracking & Visual Search, and Clinical Decision Making. Investigation of the perceptual and cognitive factors underlying medical image interpretation is an important and valuable endeavor that contributes significantly to our continuing efforts to improve the detection, diagnosis and treatment of diseases to improve patient care and wellbeing. Collaborations between medical physicists, workstation design engineers, image processing and image analysis scientists, and vision and cognitive psychologists should be encouraged to facilitate and promote further research in medical image perception so that patient care can be improved.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMedical Imaging 2012
Subtitle of host publicationImage Perception, Observer Performance, and Technology Assessment
EditorsCraig K. Abbey, Claudia R. Mello-Thoms
ISBN (Electronic)9780819489678
StatePublished - 2012
EventMedical Imaging 2012: Image Perception, Observer Performance, and Technology Assessment - San Diego, United States
Duration: Feb 8 2012Feb 9 2012

Publication series

NameProgress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging - Proceedings of SPIE
ISSN (Print)1605-7422


ConferenceMedical Imaging 2012: Image Perception, Observer Performance, and Technology Assessment
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego


  • 40 anniversary
  • Image perception

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Biomaterials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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