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Development of visual diagnostic expertise in pathology.

Crowley, Rebecca S and Naus, GJ and Friedman, CP (2001) Development of visual diagnostic expertise in pathology. Proceedings / AMIA ... Annual Symposium. AMIA Symposium. 125 - 129. ISSN 1531-605X

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In this study, we use methods from information-processing to explore the visual diagnostic processes of novice, intermediate, and expert pathologists. Subjects were asked to examine and interpret a set of slides while we collected think-aloud verbal protocols and captured on digital video the actual visual data they examined from the microscope. We performed an in-depth combined video and protocol-based analysis of processes and errors occurring as the task was performed. Additionally, we collected measures of accuracy, certainty, and difficulty for all cases. Our preliminary analysis identified significant differences between groups in all three major aspects of this task: searching skills, perceptual skills and cognitive/reasoning skills. We describe the implications of our preliminary cognitive task analysis on the design of a developing intelligent educational system in Pathology.


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Item Type: Article
Status: Published
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Crowley, Rebecca S
Naus, GJ
Friedman, CP
Date: 2001
Date Type: Publication
Journal or Publication Title: Proceedings / AMIA ... Annual Symposium. AMIA Symposium
Publisher: American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA)
Page Range: 125 - 129
Schools and Programs: School of Medicine > Biomedical Informatics
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 1531-605X
Article Type: Research Article
MeSH Headings: Breast--pathology; Clinical Competence; Cognition; Diagnosis; Humans; Internship and Residency; Learning; Medical Staff, Hospital; Pathology, Clinical--standards; Pattern Recognition, Visual; Students, Medical; Visual Perception
Other ID: NLM PMC2243368
PubMed Central ID: PMC2243368
PubMed ID: 11825167
Date Deposited: 29 Aug 2012 20:18
Last Modified: 01 Nov 2017 14:03


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