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The impact of specialty settings on the perceived quality of medical ultrasound video

Leveque, Lucie, Zhang, Wei, Parker, Pamela and Liu, Hantao 2017. The impact of specialty settings on the perceived quality of medical ultrasound video. IEEE Access 5 , pp. 16998-17005. 10.1109/ACCESS.2017.2743264

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Abstract

Health care professionals are increasingly viewing medical images and videos in a variety of environments. The perception of medical visual information across all specialties, career stages, and practice settings are critical to patient care and patient safety. Visual signal distortions, such as various types of noise and artifacts arising in medical imaging, affect the perceptual quality of visual content and potentially impact diagnoses. To optimize clinical practice, it is of fundamental importance to understand the way medical experts perceive visual quality. Psychophysical studies have been undertaken to evaluate the impact of visual distortions on the perceived quality of medical images and videos. However, very little research has been conducted on how speciality settings affect the perception of visual quality. In this paper, we investigate whether and how radiologists and sonographers differently perceive the quality of compressed ultrasound videos, via a dedicated subjective experiment. The findings can be used to develop useful solutions for improved visual experience and better image-based diagnoses.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Published Online
Status: Published
Schools: Computer Science & Informatics
Publisher: IEEE
ISSN: 2169-3536
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 31 August 2017
Date of Acceptance: 29 August 2017
Last Modified: 17 Oct 2019 02:46
URI: http://orca-mwe.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/104117

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