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Characterizing virtual slide exploration through the use of 'search maps'

Mello-Thoms, C and Mello, CA and Medvedeva, O and Tseytlin, E and Crowley, R (2011) Characterizing virtual slide exploration through the use of 'search maps'. In: UNSPECIFIED.

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Currently very little is known about the process by which pathologists arrive at a diagnosis on a case. This process is an integration of the pathologist's slide exploration strategy, perceptual information gathering and cognitive decision making. We have developed a methodology to statically represent the pathologists' dynamic visual search of digital slides by creating a representation of visual sampling called 'search maps'. In these maps slide exploration is divided into three parts, according to the magnification range used. In other words, areas explored at low magnification (<=4x), medium magnification (>4x-10x) and high magnification (>10x-20x) are represented separately. Moreover, representation using the 'search maps' allows for quantitative analysis and pairwise comparison of slide exploration strategy. In this paper we have compared the search maps of experienced pathologists and those of Pathology residents. Our goal was to understand how search differs between the experts and the trainees. © 2011 SPIE.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Status: Published
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Mello-Thoms, Ccrm1@pitt.eduCRM1
Mello, CA
Medvedeva, O
Tseytlin, E
Crowley, R
Date: 16 May 2011
Date Type: Publication
Journal or Publication Title: Progress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging - Proceedings of SPIE
Volume: 7966
Event Type: Conference
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.1117/12.878008
Schools and Programs: School of Medicine > Biomedical Informatics
Refereed: No
ISBN: 9780819485083
ISSN: 1605-7422
Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2012 18:51
Last Modified: 14 Mar 2021 09:00


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