Requirements analysis for pediatric ICU softcopy display

Elizabeth A. Krupinski

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To make the transition from film to CRT viewing of radiologic images, it is necessary to fully understand what the viewer requires in order to make a confident diagnostic decision. As a preliminary step to installing an image display workstation in our neonatal (NICU) and pediatric (PICU) ICU areas, a requirements analysis was conducted. Interviews were conducted to determine what would be desired in a display workstation, and detailed observations were made of daily procedures in the pediatric and neonatal ICUs. Portable diagnostics (i.e., CR images) constitute the greatest number of images taken. Very few images from other modalities are taken on a regular basis, although traditional film images are taken somewhat frequently. The data indicate that the majority of PICU and NICU images which are of concern to the attending ICU clinicians (i.e., CR) would be available directly for softcopy display on a workstation. A workstation in the radiology reading room would, however, require access to all possible types of images.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
EditorsYongmin Kim
Number of pages11
StatePublished - 1995
EventMedical Imaging 1995: Image Display - San Diego, CA, USA
Duration: Feb 26 1995Feb 28 1995

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X


OtherMedical Imaging 1995: Image Display
CitySan Diego, CA, USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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