Functional requirements of a desktop clinical image display application

J Digit Imaging. 2001 Jun;14(2 Suppl 1):149-52. doi: 10.1007/BF03190322.


The requirements for a clinical viewing station have some similarities to requirements of an interpretation workstation, but have some important differences. The user base is a heterogeneous group, and the tasks the clinicians perform vary substantially, increasing the variation in the requirements. However, it is possible to determine a list of requirements that satisfy most clinicians under most circumstances. In addition to the standard image manipulation tools, we have found that integration with the other clinical tools is essential to maintaining or increasing their efficiency. Providing for varying levels of functionality/complexity is also useful, because of the variation in the user base.

MeSH terms

  • Data Display*
  • Humans
  • Radiology Information Systems*