Human-computer interaction in radiology

Wiard Jorritsma

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    Digital technology plays a crucial role in today’s radiology department. This means that the job performance of radiologists is determined to a large extent by how well they can interact with computer systems. It is therefore vital that the user interfaces through which this interaction takes place are of high quality, and allow radiologists to perform their jobs with maximal effectiveness, efficiency, and satisfaction.

    In this thesis, we aimed to study the interaction between radiologists and computer systems, and to identify ways to improve the quality of this interaction. We focused on usability evaluation, interaction techniques, user interface customization, computer-aided diagnosis, and structured reporting.

    While the topics of the studies described in this thesis varied greatly, and all of them produced meaningful results on their own, they have one overarching message: in addition to studying digital technology in itself, it is vital to study the way humans interact with it. In order to design high-quality user interfaces for radiological computer systems, we have to understand how radiologists interact with them.
    Original languageEnglish
    QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
    Awarding Institution
    • University of Groningen
    • Dierckx, Rudi, Supervisor
    • Oudkerk, Matthijs, Supervisor
    • van Ooijen, Peter, Co-supervisor
    • Cnossen, Fokeltje, Co-supervisor
    Award date16-Mar-2016
    Place of Publication[Groningen]
    Print ISBNs978-94-028-0050-0
    Electronic ISBNs978-94-028-0051-7
    Publication statusPublished - 2016

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