Investigating the association of eye gaze pattern and diagnostic error in mammography

Sophie Voisin, Frank Pinto, Songhua Xu, Garnetta Morin-Ducote, Kathy Hudson, Georgia D. Tourassi

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Abstract

The objective of this study was to investigate the association between gaze patterns and the diagnostic performance of radiologists for the task of assessing the likelihood of malignancy of mammographic masses. Six radiologists (2 expert breast imagers and 4 Radiology residents of variable training) assessed the likelihood of malignancy of 40 biopsy-proven mammographic masses (20 malignant and 20 benign) on a computer monitor. Gaze data were collected using a commercial remote eye tracker. Upon reviewing each mass, the radiologists were asked to provide their assessment regarding the probability of malignancy of the depicted mass as well as a rating regarding the perceived difficulty of the diagnostic task. The collected gaze data were analyzed using established algorithms. Various quantitative metrics were extracted to characterize the recorded gaze patterns. The extracted metrics were correlated with the radiologists' diagnostic decisions and perceived complexity scores. Results showed that the association between radiologists' gaze metrics and their error making patterns varies, not only depending on the radiologists' experience level but also among individuals. However, some gaze metrics appear to correlate with diagnostic error and perceived complexity more consistently. These results suggest that although gaze patterns are generally associated with diagnostic error and the perceived difficulty of the diagnostic task, there are substantial differences among individuals that are not explained simply by the training level of the individual performing the diagnostic task.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMedical Imaging 2013
Subtitle of host publicationImage Perception, Observer Performance, and Technology Assessment
Volume8673
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 14 2013
Externally publishedYes
EventSPIE Medical Imaging Symposium 2013: Image Perception, Observer Performance, and Technology Assessment - Lake Buena Vista, FL, United States
Duration: Feb 10 2013Feb 11 2013

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OtherSPIE Medical Imaging Symposium 2013: Image Perception, Observer Performance, and Technology Assessment
CountryUnited States
CityLake Buena Vista, FL
Period2/10/132/11/13

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Mammography
Diagnostics
Computer monitors
Radiology
education
Biopsy
Metric
Image sensors
radiology
reviewing
ratings
Likelihood
breast
monitors
Individual Differences
Imager
Correlate
Monitor
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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications

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Voisin, S., Pinto, F., Xu, S., Morin-Ducote, G., Hudson, K., & Tourassi, G. D. (2013). Investigating the association of eye gaze pattern and diagnostic error in mammography. In Medical Imaging 2013: Image Perception, Observer Performance, and Technology Assessment (Vol. 8673). [867302] https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2007908
Voisin, Sophie ; Pinto, Frank ; Xu, Songhua ; Morin-Ducote, Garnetta ; Hudson, Kathy ; Tourassi, Georgia D. / Investigating the association of eye gaze pattern and diagnostic error in mammography. Medical Imaging 2013: Image Perception, Observer Performance, and Technology Assessment. Vol. 8673 2013.
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Investigating the association of eye gaze pattern and diagnostic error in mammography. / Voisin, Sophie; Pinto, Frank; Xu, Songhua; Morin-Ducote, Garnetta; Hudson, Kathy; Tourassi, Georgia D.

Medical Imaging 2013: Image Perception, Observer Performance, and Technology Assessment. Vol. 8673 2013. 867302.

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Voisin S, Pinto F, Xu S, Morin-Ducote G, Hudson K, Tourassi GD. Investigating the association of eye gaze pattern and diagnostic error in mammography. In Medical Imaging 2013: Image Perception, Observer Performance, and Technology Assessment. Vol. 8673. 2013. 867302 https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2007908