Image Perception, Observer Performance, and Technology Assessment

Stereoscopic medical data video quality issues

[+] Author Affiliations
Foteini Patrona, Ioannis Mademlis, Fotios Kalaganis

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Faculty of Sciences, Department of Informatics, University Campus, Thessaloniki 54124, Greece

Ioannis Pitas

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Faculty of Sciences, Department of Informatics, University Campus, Thessaloniki 54124, Greece

University of Bristol, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Senate House, Tyndall Avenue, Bristol BS8 1TH, United Kingdom

Kleoniki Lyroudia

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Faculty of Health Sciences, School of Dentistry, University Campus, Thessaloniki 54124, Greece

J. Med. Imag. 3(2), 025501 (May 27, 2016). doi:10.1117/1.JMI.3.2.025501
History: Received December 14, 2015; Accepted May 3, 2016
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Abstract.  Stereoscopic medical videos are recorded, e.g., in stereo endoscopy or during video recording medical/dental operations. This paper examines quality issues in the recorded stereoscopic medical videos, as insufficient quality may induce visual fatigue to doctors. No attention has been paid to stereo quality and ensuing fatigue issues in the scientific literature so far. Two of the most commonly encountered quality issues in stereoscopic data, namely stereoscopic window violations and bent windows, were searched for in stereo endoscopic medical videos. Furthermore, an additional stereo quality issue encountered in dental operation videos, namely excessive disparity, was detected and fixed. The conducted experiments prove the existence of such quality issues in stereoscopic medical data and highlight the need for their detection and correction.

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Topics

Stereoscopy ; Video

Citation

Foteini Patrona ; Ioannis Mademlis ; Fotios Kalaganis ; Ioannis Pitas and Kleoniki Lyroudia
"Stereoscopic medical data video quality issues", J. Med. Imag. 3(2), 025501 (May 27, 2016). ; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.JMI.3.2.025501


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