Natural interactions for medical image analysis

Interaction-Design Master Thesis

Week 1 summary

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The first week of my project was full of new information and impressions. A new place to live, a new city to explore, a new office to work in and some nice people to get to know. I haven’t seen a lot of Eindhoven yet, but I’ve seen a lot of medical images and machines already. And that’s exactly what I am here for. I didn’t know anything about Radiologists before I came here. So I was reading a lot about them this week. Radiologists and medical imaging shaped up as something much more complex and much more interesting than I thought before.

My research was a bit unsystematic this week, mainly because I didn’t know anything before. Apart from visiting a hospital next week, I am aiming to focus on some key aspects for my research:

– Natural Interfaces, Touchscreens and beyond
– Automated Image Comparison (and artificial Intelligence and CAD)
– Image viewing, editing and enhancement
– Data Visualization (with medical 2D, 3D, 4D and 5D? data in mind)
– Healthcare 2.0 (everything goes digital: teleradiology, PACS, EMR)
– Radiologists today (workflow, human interactions, technology usage, problems etc…)
– Medical Imaging (CT, MRI, Ultrasound, Fluoroscopy, Nuclear Medicine and how these work together)
– Market research of devices and concepts

Also we visited the Philips Healthcare showroom in Best this week. I had the chance to play around with some pretty expensive scanners and with a working Radiologists Reading Room. I hope to get a set up of a reading room in our office soon. Here are some picture of the showroom:


Written by Jannes

January 25, 2009 at 17:04

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