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World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology 35 2009 A Study of Visual Attention in Diagnosing

By Cerebellar Tumours, Kuryati Kipli, Kasumawati Lias, Dayang Azra, Awang Mat, Al-khalid Othman, Ade Syaheda, Wani Marzuki and Nurdiani Zamhari


Abstract—Visual attention allows user to select the most relevant information to ongoing behaviour. This paper presents a study on; i) the performance of people measurements, ii) accurateness of people measurement of the peaks that correspond to chemical quantities from the Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (MRS) graphs and iii) affects of people measurements to the algorithm-based diagnosis. Participant’s eye-movement was recorded using eye-tracker tool (Eyelink II). This experiment involves three participants for examining 20 MRS graphs to estimate the peaks of chemical quantities which indicate the abnormalities associated with Cerebellar Tumours (CT). The status of each MRS is verified by using decision algorithm. Analysis involves determination of humans’s eye movement pattern in measuring the peak of spectrograms, scan path and determining the relationship of distributions of fixation durations with the accuracy of measurement. In particular, the eye-tracking data revealed which aspects of the spectrogram received more visual attention and in what order they were viewed. This preliminary investigation provides a proof of concept for use of the eye tracking technology as the basis for expanded CT diagnosis. A. Background Decision algorithms are devised to assist CT diagnosis during inspecting MRS graphs. An example of an MRS graph is given in Fig. 1, showing peaks for the constituents of interest

Topics: spectrograms
Year: 2013
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