A mobile game/app for enhanced ultrasound interpretation
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Ultrasound imaging is widely used imaging modality. Ultrasound has many advantages: it is supporting continuous realtime imaging in 2D or 3D, relatively inexpensive, non invasive, and free of harmful radiation. Beside those advantages, it is being used in combination with navigation technology. Nevertheless, neurosurgeons need considerable experience to interpret ultrasound images. One possible solution is using the advantages of serious gaming to improve neurosurgeon s skill. The feasibility of this solution was investigated by implementing a basic drawing application for drawing the tumor border in the specialization project. This thesis is a continuation of the specialization project. The first goal of this project was designing and implementing a full set of drawing and evaluation tools in the form of a serious game. After implementation, the most important goal was testing the effectiveness of the application. The goal was achieved by running a systematic experiment with real users. Participant s results showed that they can learn to interpret by playing the application (MasterNeuroSurgeon). Feedback also reveals that the application is usable.