The effect of image colour distortion on evaluation of donor liver suitability for transplantation

D A de Cunha, L H Eadie, J L Barbur, D J Hawkes, A M Seifalian

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Some medical applications rely on the use of colour in the diagnostic process, even when poor colour reproduction can affect diagnosis. In this paper, we investigate the effect colour distortion can have on assessment of livers for possible transplantation. We compare the diagnostic effects for the likely colour shifts when illuminant and camera remain uncalibrated or when a monitor is incorrectly calibrated. We describe methods that can result in accurate reproduction of image colour on visual displays and determine whether accurate colour reproduction is necessary for effective liver assessment. (C) 2003 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)615 - 632
Number of pages18
JournalComputers in Biology and Medicine
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2004

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