Structured computer-based training in the interpretation of neuroradiological images

Sharples, M., Jeffery, N.P., du Boulay, B., Teather, B.A., Teather, D. and du Boulay, G. H. (2000) Structured computer-based training in the interpretation of neuroradiological images. International Journal of Medical Informatics, 60 (3). pp. 263-280. ISSN 1386-5056

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Computer-based systems may be able to address a recognised need throughout the medical profession for a more structured approach to training. We describe a combined training system for neuroradiology, the MR Tutor that differs from previous approaches to computer-assisted training in radiology in that it provides case-based tuition whereby the system and user communicate in terms of a well-founded Image Description Language. The system implements a novel method of visualisation and interaction with a library of fully described cases utilising statistical models of similarity, typicality and disease categorisation of cases. We describe the rationale, knowledge representation and design of the system, and provide a formative evaluation of its usability and effectiveness.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Medical imaging, Computer-based training, Statistical diagnosis, Image description
Schools and Departments: School of Engineering and Informatics > Informatics
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA0075 Electronic computers. Computer science
Depositing User: Chris Keene
Date Deposited: 19 Feb 2008
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2019 13:30
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