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

de Cunha, DA; Eadie, LH; Barbur, JL; Hawkes, DJ; Seifalian, AM; (2004) The effect of image colour distortion on evaluation of donor liver suitability for transplantation. COMPUT BIOL MED , 34 (7) 615 - 632. 10.1016/j.combiomed.2003.10.001.

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Abstract

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.

Type:Article
Title:The effect of image colour distortion on evaluation of donor liver suitability for transplantation
DOI:10.1016/j.combiomed.2003.10.001
Keywords:colour distortion, colour reproduction, colour space, ROC analysis, liver transplantation
UCL classification:UCL > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences > Surgery and Interventional Science (Division of) > Research Department of General Surgery
UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Medical Physics and Bioengineering

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