On the efficient allocation of diagnostic activities in modern imaging departments

Roberto Gatta, Mauro Vallati, Nicola Mazzini, Diane Kitchin, Andrea Bonisoli, Alfonso E. Gerevini, Vincenzo Valentini

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Abstract

In a modern Diagnostic Imaging Department, managing the schedule of exams is a complex task. Surprisingly, it is still done mostly manually, without a clear, explicit and formally defined objective or target function to achieve. In this work we propose an efficient approach for optimising the exploitation of available resources. In particular, we provide an objective function, that considers the aspects that have to be optimised, and introduce a two-steps approach for scheduling diagnostic activities. Our experimental analysis shows that the proposed technique can easily scale on large and complex Imaging Departments, and generated allocation plans have been positively evaluated by human experts.

LanguageEnglish
Title of host publicationProgress in Artificial Intelligence - 17th Portuguese Conference on Artificial Intelligence, EPIA 2015, Proceedings
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages103-109
Number of pages7
Volume9273
ISBN (Print)9783319234847
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event17th Portuguese Conference on Artificial Intelligence - Coimbra, Portugal
Duration: 8 Sep 201511 Sep 2015
Conference number: 17

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume9273
ISSN (Print)03029743
ISSN (Electronic)16113349

Conference

Conference17th Portuguese Conference on Artificial Intelligence
Abbreviated titleEPIA 2015
CountryPortugal
CityCoimbra
Period8/09/1511/09/15

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Diagnostics
Imaging
Imaging techniques
Experimental Analysis
Exploitation
Schedule
Objective function
Scheduling
Resources
Target
Human

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Gatta, R., Vallati, M., Mazzini, N., Kitchin, D., Bonisoli, A., Gerevini, A. E., & Valentini, V. (2015). On the efficient allocation of diagnostic activities in modern imaging departments. In Progress in Artificial Intelligence - 17th Portuguese Conference on Artificial Intelligence, EPIA 2015, Proceedings (Vol. 9273, pp. 103-109). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 9273). Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-23485-4_10
Gatta, Roberto ; Vallati, Mauro ; Mazzini, Nicola ; Kitchin, Diane ; Bonisoli, Andrea ; Gerevini, Alfonso E. ; Valentini, Vincenzo. / On the efficient allocation of diagnostic activities in modern imaging departments. Progress in Artificial Intelligence - 17th Portuguese Conference on Artificial Intelligence, EPIA 2015, Proceedings. Vol. 9273 Springer Verlag, 2015. pp. 103-109 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)).
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Gatta, R, Vallati, M, Mazzini, N, Kitchin, D, Bonisoli, A, Gerevini, AE & Valentini, V 2015, On the efficient allocation of diagnostic activities in modern imaging departments. in Progress in Artificial Intelligence - 17th Portuguese Conference on Artificial Intelligence, EPIA 2015, Proceedings. vol. 9273, Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), vol. 9273, Springer Verlag, pp. 103-109, 17th Portuguese Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Coimbra, Portugal, 8/09/15. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-23485-4_10

On the efficient allocation of diagnostic activities in modern imaging departments. / Gatta, Roberto; Vallati, Mauro; Mazzini, Nicola; Kitchin, Diane; Bonisoli, Andrea; Gerevini, Alfonso E.; Valentini, Vincenzo.

Progress in Artificial Intelligence - 17th Portuguese Conference on Artificial Intelligence, EPIA 2015, Proceedings. Vol. 9273 Springer Verlag, 2015. p. 103-109 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 9273).

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