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Computer-assisted analysis of the echocardiogram in the clinical environment

Brittan, P., Smith, S. L., Fairhurst, Michael, Kelly, Stephen W., Taylor, D. J. E., Manivannen, A. (1991) Computer-assisted analysis of the echocardiogram in the clinical environment. Informatics for Health and Social Care, 16 (2). pp. 115-124. ISSN 1753-8157. (doi:10.3109/14639239109012121) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

Ultrasound imaging of the heart can provide an important source of diagnostic data to the cardiologist, but conventional echocardiography requires considerable expertise, and is extremely time-consuming. Computer-based analysis is therefore very attractive and, in the light of decreasing hardware costs in recent years, has become increasingly viable in practice. This paper describes the specification and implementation of a computer-based tool which supports the clinician in the analysis of echocardiograms, exploiting the clinical judgement and inherent skill of the clinician. The design of the system has focused particularly on the provision of a powerful user interface for ease of interaction, flexibility in system functionality, and extensive interactive capabilities to maximize reliability and convenience of use. This paper will describe the principal features of the system and illustrate its use in the clinical environment.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.3109/14639239109012121
Subjects: T Technology
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Engineering and Digital Arts
Faculties > Sciences > School of Engineering and Digital Arts > Instrumentation, Control and Embedded Systems
Depositing User: Tina Thompson
Date Deposited: 26 Mar 2015 14:44 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 14:22 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/47796 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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